District 5 State Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, presents a flag that flew over the state capitol to Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home resident and Navy veteran George Martin Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015 at the home in Tyler. Hughes and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the stop on Veterans Day to get to know the veterans they represent.  (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

By: News 12

The Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home will host a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.

This event will feature an address by Sen. Bob Hall, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Also taking part will be the Dodd City Elementary Honor Choir and Band, the Ector BETA Club and the North Texas Patriot Guard Riders. The program is free and open to all.

WHO: Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home
WHAT: Veterans Day program
WHERE: 1300 Seven Oaks Rd. Bonham, TX 75418
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Opened in 2001, the Clyde W. Cosper Texas States Veterans Home accommodates veterans with 160 beds and 32 certified Alzheimer’s units.

This facility is named in memory of LT Clyde “Sparky” Cosper, a B-17 pilot who remained at the controls of his stricken bomber on Nov. 13, 1943 after the other nine members of the crew had bailed out and in so doing prevented the bomber from crashing into the British community of Princes Risborough in the United Kingdom. Narrowly missing the town, he was killed on impact.

Cosper was a native of Dodd City, Texas.