Memorial Day 2017


Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home

The Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo welcomed a large group of family and friends for a cookout on Memorial Day. Local pilots flew vintage planes in formation and a memorial wreath was presented to honor those residents who were lost since last Memorial Day.



Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home

On Memorial Day, a ceremony was held by the Young Crossroads Marines at the Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring. The event began with hamburgers being cooked by a couple of Big Springs local police officers. Music was provided by “DJ by PJ” during the cookout. At noon the Young Crossroads Marines Color Guard presented the Flags, played “TAPS” in honor of those lost, and ended their presentation by cutting the cake with their sabre. Before serving cake, the Young Marines presented each of our Veterans with a service pin and ribbon, thanking them for their service.

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Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home

The Texas State Veterans Home in El Paso held a Memorial Day ceremony with speakers including County Commissioner Andrew Haggerty, CEO of Hospice El Paso, Jim Paul, and Col. John Hamilton, Curator of the Fort Bliss Museum.









Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home

The Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville held the 4th annual “Basics for the Best” in recognition of Memorial Day. Various motorcycle groups including the Fallen Saints, Green Knights, American Legion Riders, Patriot Guard Riders, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, and Sovereign Billy of Soldiers for Jesus Motorcycle Club made an entrance under the Patriot Guard flag line and circled the building. They “brought the basics,” which included t-shirts, socks, scarves and hats for the Veteran residents. The Memorial Ceremony commenced at 11:00 a.m. and was led by Jason Maupin USA (ret.), followed by the guest speaker, Chris Vieyra, Junior Commander of VFW Post 8397. The ceremony also included the posting of the colors, pledge of allegiance, a prayer, and music by Band of the West. There was a POW/MIA table and all the names of residents who passed in the previous year were read. The event concluded with a BBQ lunch for the residents and their families.

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Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home

On Friday, May 26, residents at the Texas State Veterans Home in McAllen were treated to a BBQ and DJ sponsored by the McAllen Lion’s Club. On Memorial Day, Hooters Restaurant treated several of our Veterans to a free lunch.









William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home

On Memorial Day residents at the Texas State Veterans Home in Temple were visited by troops from Ft. Hood. The guest speaker was Chief Warrant Officer Otis Kent with 2nd/291st Aviation Regiment.

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By: Veterans Land Board – Texas Veterans Blog