Today, the Texas Veterans Land Board remembers the most solemn of all American holidays, Memorial Day.
Of all the days that celebrate Veterans, this is the toughest and most difficult day. It’s not fun and lighthearted, like November’s Veterans Day, which celebrates all those who serve the country by signing up to protect her. It’s not bold and exciting like Armed Forces Day, which celebrates all those who serve the country in any of the six Armed Forces: the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, or the Space Force.
No, this day is…
I grew up in a family that holds deep respect and admiration for our Veterans. I remember hearing about my grandfather’s service in World War II and about the heroism and courage he displayed serving our country and defending freedom across the world. These stories always inspired me, and they made me respect my grandfather even more than I already did. It also instilled the same respect and admiration for our Veterans that I had witnessed my entire life.
I never fully grasped just what it means to serve in the United States Armed Forces until I experienced…
VLB Welcomes the Public Back to Unaccompanied Burials
During the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Veterans Land Board made the difficult decision to postpone public participation in Unaccompanied Veterans Services at our four Texas State Veterans cemeteries. This was a very difficult time for the VLB, particularly during implementation of strict safety protocols, which directly impacted the ability to safely perform honorable and dignified military honors. Military honors are time-honored ceremonies afforded to those who have earned the privilege by serving our nation honorably.
For those unfamiliar with Unaccompanied Veteran Services, these solemn ceremonies are held for eligible…
Dr. Trill Paullin, U.S. Army Reservist Veteran
Learn how she’s using her molecular biology expertise to solve a problem that deeply impacted her children and millions of others, severe infant food sensitivities.
We want to recognize U.S. Army National Guard William Yoss as we remember the 68th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice this month.
He and thousands of his fellow soldiers, sailors Marines and airmen helped hold the line on the spread of Communism in the region.
William Yoss joined the U.S. Army National Guard in September 1950. He was assigned to the 45th Infantry Division and did a tour in Korea during the war. He now resides at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham, Texas
You can listen to his story here: Yoss, William (voicesofveterans.org)
July is Military Consumer Month, an annual observance to increase awareness of consumer protections and financial readiness for servicemembers, Veterans and military families.
Military families make enormous sacrifices for our nation, but as a result of their service, they often face unique financial challenges. The Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner may be able to help.
Since 1963, the OCCC has supervised the consumer credit industry in Texas. Their mission includes industry regulation as well as helping Texans resolve issues and complaints against those regulated companies* and a lot more.
The OCCC offers multiple ways to help the public understand…
The Texas Veterans Land Board celebrates today, the Fourth of July, as our Independence Day. We salute all our Military Members here and abroad, who keep the mission of today alive worldwide. In 1776, several members of the Continental Congress, notably future Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, were appointed to a committee to create a statement for the separation of the colonies from Great Britain. Mostly written by Jefferson, the resulting declaration was presented to Congress on July 2.
John Adams was so excited that he wrote to his wife that the date of July 2 “ought to…
The Texas Veterans Land Board tearfully acknowledges today, June 27, as PTS Awareness Day. PTS stands for Post-Traumatic Stress, which is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.”
Unfortunately, many of our Military Members and Veterans suffer from this terrible mental health condition. They have seen too much, witnessed too many brutal things during warfare, and they cannot cure themselves. …
In a recent VLB newsletter survey almost twice as many of you (47%) voted for the Hill Country as your favorite Texas region over your #2 choice — the Gulf Coast (24%). The Prairies and Lakes region came in close behind at 23% for third place in our poll.
Land is in our name and our DNA so we love Texas from its top to its tip. There’s beautiful country and great people in every region.
It’s the perfect time for Veterans and Military Members to see where their money can go a little further now that it’s easier to get out and shop.
A recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs blog post has a long list of organizations offering year-round discounts. There are price breaks given on everything from cars to computers to clothing. Also, there’s a slew of restaurants, stores and fun family parks offering price breaks to our deserving heroes.
Everyone can support those companies that provide extra support to our Armed Forces and Veterans by reviewing the list.
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