The holiday season is a special time of the year. For me, nothing beats the time spent with family, especially my boys and seeing the excitement and joy that accompanies the season. Each year brings new memories that are cherished for a lifetime.
As a Veteran, I am also reminded of the sacrifices made by others that allow us to gather and celebrate. Every year as we eat homemade meals and cheer for our favorite football teams, there are thousands of men and women who are serving overseas and without the company of their loved ones.
While there are few bonds stronger than that of brothers and sisters in arms, there is still a noticeable void for these men and women during the holidays. As a nation, we should be mindful of these servicemembers’ sacrifices, and show our appreciation — often. Without their service, our traditions and way of life would not exist.
As Chairman of the VLB, I have made it my mission to expand our outreach and make constant improvements to how we administer benefits to our deserving Texas Veterans. This year was full of excitement and new milestones, and I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments made by our team. I encourage you to check out our year in review as we reflect upon our accomplishments over the past year, and I look forward to the future successes that await us in 2022.
Amanda, the boys and I all pray that you and your families enjoy a safe, healthy, and very Happy New Year!
God Bless Texas,
George P. Bush, Chairman Texas Veterans Land Board