A special tribute wall was unveiled Thursday as the Christus Trinity Mother Frances community gathered to honor veterans. After a ceremony featuring special guests, the Tyler hospital revealed the wall dedicated to all those who serve, including those in military service but also first responders, police, firefighters and more. Special guests included Air Force Major General Jay Closner and State Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, who is also a retired Lt. Commander of the U.S. Navy Reserve. Following the ceremony, the public and guests were surprised to know there was one more component to the Veterans Day program. The tribute wall, located inside the Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, is dedicated to all veterans, including nearly 300 of those, who are associates of Christus Health. Read more here.

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I cover COVID-19 and health in the East Texas area for Tyler Morning Telegraph, the Longview News-Journal and Tyler Paper Español. Stephen F. Austin State University alumna. For story ideas, email me at rtorres@tylerpaper.com.