Letter From the Chairman — Homes for the Holidays
The Importance of Visiting Texas State Veterans Homes
At the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) and across the great State of Texas, we take tremendous pride in celebrating our Veterans year-round. As we enjoy the holiday season and navigate one of the busiest, but most wonderful times of the year, it is vital that we pause and reflect on the importance of showing extra appreciation to our many Veterans who reside in Texas State Veterans Homes near us.
While there are many excellent ways to support our Veterans, including sending gifts or heartwarming cards to our nearest Texas State Veterans Home, sometimes, the most meaningful gift we can give is volunteering our time to serve those who have served our nation. When we make the effort to build strong and lasting bonds between these residents and our communities, we reenforce the fact that Texas Veterans are invaluable members of society who are remembered and honored for their lasting impact.
One way we can support Texas State Veterans Home residents is through participating in activities and events where Texans can get to know the men and women who selflessly stood in answer to our nation’s Call to Duty. From visiting a Texas State Veterans Home to spend time with those in need of holiday visitors, to volunteering to help with special events for residents, there are many opportunities for Texans to strengthen the ties between Veterans and our communities.
With nine operating Texas State Veterans Homes from Amarillo to Houston and El Paso to Tyler, the VLB provides Texans from every corner of the Lone Star State with the chance to reach out to a nearby home and give back to the men and women who have given so much for our state and nation.
As we celebrate the season with family and friends, I encourage all Texans to reach out and connect with the heroic men and women who reside in our Texas State Veterans Homes. Our time, especially during the holidays, is an incredibly valuable resource, and our Veterans are more than deserving of receiving such a precious gift this holiday season.
Texans who are interested in learning more about TSVH locations and ways to give back can find more information at the VLB website.
God Bless Texas,
George P. Bush, Chairman, Texas Veterans Land Board