How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.
The Texas House has passed a bill allowing military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to have service dogs.
It was a tearful day for a wounded war veteran and his family in Celina. But the tears on Monday were from the joy of moving into a new home that they couldn’t have afforded without the help of others.
The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on weren’t ordinary men. Three were Purple Heart recipients who served on the front lines multiple times in Iraq and Afghanistan.
While Veterans Day was officially Sunday there were a number of events remembering our service people being held Monday. One of the largest Veteran’s Day parades in the country was held in Dallas.
The town of Celina has come to the aid of a soldier who sustained horrifying burns but survived a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. The wounded veteran was even able to help break ground on the new home being built for him.
Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows. They are the “black forgotten Confederates.”
More than 73,000 Americans who fought in WWII are still missing. Until recently, that number included a group of Marine aviators. CBS 11 takes a look at how a family from Lucas traveled to the South Pacific to help find the heroes and bring them home.
There are a growing number of families that are not honored for losing loved ones who served their country. Their family members committed suicide. Monday, counselors and families who’ve known people who’ve committed suicide met at a pavilion in Trinity Park.
In a show of appreciation from city, state and country, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins gave one North Texas military veteran tickets to an upcoming Dallas Cowboys game.
CBS 11 News has discovered $250,000 in grant money, and a proven equine therapy program in Tarrant County, begging for veterans to take advantage.
The Dallas Zoo is honoring members of the armed forces this Fourth of July weekend. As part of “Celebrate Freedom Weekend” there will be free admission for service members.
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