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Texas Capitol To Get Vietnam War Memorial Statue

The first official memorial to honor Texans who fought in the Vietnam War is being readied for a Veterans Day dedication next year on the Texas Capitol grounds in Austin.


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Salior Surprises His Kids At School

A U.S. Navy Sailor from Wylie came home and surprised his kids tonight.

CBS 11–11/08/2012

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Local Group Reading Names Of Every U.S. Veteran Lost

So many do so much to honor our veterans, but this just may be one you’ve never heard done. A group of North Texas Marines have planned a mission. They are going to read the name of every veteran lost in conflict, aloud, on a single day.

CBS 11–11/08/2012

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NBA Players, Teams Plan Veterans Day Activities

BA players and teams will spend the weekend honoring those in different uniforms. The league has a number of events planned to celebrate Veterans Day in arenas and surrounding communities in a joint effort with the Department of Defense.


Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Knight, 23, lost his legs and a hand overseas by an IED. He was given the key to the city of Kemp on Nov. 12, 2011.

Wounded Hometown Marine Presented With Key To City Of Kemp

Hundreds of community members lined downtown Kemp Saturday morning during a patriotic homecoming for a wounded hometown Marine.


A man waves an American flag. (credit: Getty Images/Hector Mata/AFP)

Vietnam Veteran Talks About His Historic Battle

Darrell Simmonds was an Air Force pilot in the Vietnam War, and made history as an escort plane shooting down two enemy fighters.


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Garry Seith’s Veterans Day Weather Forecast

Another day, another chill across North Texas. CBS 11 News meteorologist Garry Seith looks at the weather for Veterans Day.


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Free & Cheap Eats For Vets & Troops On Veteran’s Day

Several restaurants, both locally-owned ones and chains, are offering specials for vets and troops.


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Female Veterans: Invisible Heroes?

Amber Wilson slowly takes out the coloring books and the crayons. It’s one of her favorite things to do with her 3-year-old son Jacolby.


Sergeant James Williams with students from Lake Highland Elementary in the RIchardson ISD. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Local Students Get Veterans Day Surprise

America is remembering its veterans today – those serving now, and the past. Here in North Texas some Richardsonstudents attended a Veterans Day service that included a hidden surprise.


Pros: They fight for their country and wear a prestigious uniform.Cons: These heroes risk their lives to protect their country.

Troops To Get Big Welcome Thursday At DFW

The group that welcomes troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan will be a whole lot bigger at DFW Airport Thursday.