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Texas Lowes Hires a Veteran and His Dog

In case you missed this viral story this week, a Texas Lowes gets a big high five for hiring a veteran that other companies overlooked.  

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There Are More Veterans in Your Family Tree Than You Think

If my dad gets a free hour, we can usually find him digging around on Ancestry.com. He loves it, and he's made some interesting discoveries along the way.

Pop is Navy Veteran that served in Vietnam, and he's learned that the other veterans in our family served in the Civil and Revolutionary Wars.  I bet you've got these veterans in your family too.

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Tyler Veterans Get Free Burritos

Veteran's Day is next week, and stores and restaurants are getting ready to show their appreciation.  More will be added we're sure, but for now let me tell you about one restaurant that will help you snag the veteran in your life a free burrito.

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Flag Folding Ceremony to be Held at Tyler Public Library

In honor of Veterans, the Tyler Public Library and the East Texas Veterans Alliance is holding a flag folding ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4. 

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Veterans Day Celebration Scheduled for Nov. 11

On Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., join the City of Tyler, the Mayor’s Veteran and Community Roundtable, East Texas Veterans Alliance and First Baptist Church in honoring our nation's heroes at the Veterans Day celebration at First Baptist Church.

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Operation Hemingway: Helping Veterans With Emotional and Mental Stress

I recently spoke with Dan Johnson, Director of Operation Hemingway, about how his organization is here to provide support to veterans with emotional or mental distress.

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Who Do You Honor on Veteran’s Day?

Tuesday, November 11th is Veteran's Day, and chances are there is someone in your life you celebrate and honor because they've served in the military in some capacity.

For me, it's my Dad, who's a US Navy Veteran.  That's him in the pic, with my daughter at the County Fair a few years ago when she was 2.  That perfectly captures my dad.  He's the most honest, big-hearted, super-awesome human you could ever meet.  And he loves rural America.

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3rd Grade Class Honors WWII Veterans By Writing Letters [GALLERY]

A Tyler third grade class recently wrote letters to World War II veterans for their trip to Washington, D.C.  The trip is coming up this weekend and my grandfather will be traveling with a group of about 40 veterans visiting some of the most sacred memorials in our nations capital.

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Longview ISD To Honor Veterans Saturday Night

For the past 30 years Longview ISD has honored veterans and active military members with a special ceremony and the tradition will continue Saturday evening with a special event at Lobo Stadium. The event will feature marching band along with a fireworks show.

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Bullard Hosts The Red White & Blue Festival Saturday

Bullard will be hosting the Red White & Blue Festival on Saturday (November 3rd) to raise money to support veterans. The festival will begin with a parade and will have carnival rides, bounce houses, games, live entertainment, a car show and conclude with a concert and the best part is it's free to the public!

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Welcome Home Group Greets Returning U.S. Troops at D/FW [VIDEO]

I don't normally watch the news, but the other night I happened to have it on and I caught this story on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, and I thought this was pretty cool.

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