A ceremony to dedicate the long-term care facility is set for 10:30 a.m. Tours will be available after the ceremony.
Family members of Travis Earl Watkins, James Marion Logan and Samuel M. Garrison will be on hand to share stories and display treasured memorabilia, including two Medals of Honor.
The home is built on 20 acres donated by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. The donated land is north of the health science center, along the west side of Texas Highway 155, just south of County Road 334.
The new Texas State Veterans Home joins seven others across the state in Amarillo, Big Spring, Bonham, El Paso, Floresville, McAllen and Temple.
But unlike others, the Smith County home consists of 10 cottages and one common building, according to the statement. The design approach for each cottage focuses on drawing residents into social connection by mixing the best communal aspects of a home while still maintaining privacy and independence for residents.
For additional information on Texas State Veterans Homes, please call 1-800-252-VETS, or visit the Texas Veterans Land Board website at www.texasveterans.com. Or, find it on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TXVLB.