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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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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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Veterans Flag Found in Longview Junk Yard

Joe Boy's U Pull It in Longview made an interesting discovery in the trunk of a 1997 Lincoln.

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Veterans Day, A Day of Gratefulness

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, a day to honor fallen soldiers during World War I, now we recognize those who have served and those who are currently serving. I see it as a day to show gratitude.

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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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Job Fair Today Aims to Help East Texas Veterans

The stats can be pretty alarming. The unemployment rate in the US is 7.9 percent, but among Veterans that number can be as high as 19 percent!

It's not easy for military members to wrap up a tour of duty and then find work right away. The transition to civilian life can be tough.

There's a job fair today that has the goal of connecting Veterans with employers, and placing them in the right work environment. In fact, there are job fairs today in both Tyler and Longview.

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