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Army Holds Change Of Responsibility Ceremony Transitioning Gen. Mark Milley Into Army Chief Of Staff
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Texas is a Top Ten State for Military Members to Retire

Remember that the true meaning of the holiday is more than burgers, beer, chips, and guacamole.

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Could a Vacant Texas 46-Bedroom Mansion Become a Home for Veterans?

In Manvel, TX there is a home so large the owners have been struggling to sell it for years.

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Malakoff Hospice Care Facility is Looking for Flag Donations

When a veteran passes away, their coffin is draped in an American flag in honor of their service. But, a local hospice facility is needing your help to take it a step further.

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"American Sniper" Murder Trial Begins In Texas
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Texas Highway Could Be Named After Chris Kyle

There's already a memorial in this Texas town dedicated to the man that the movie, 'American Sniper', was based on.  And now Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would name part of a highway after Chris Kyle.

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Have Some Pancakes and Help Veterans at Green Acres Bowl in Tyler

Bowlers to Veterans Link may be an organization you haven't heard of but they do some great work for our veterans. Learn more about them and their upcoming pancake breakfast inside.

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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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