Staff of the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home retire the colors during a Memorial Day event. (Emily Raley/File)

Ross & Shoalmire, a local law firm, will honor local veterans by hosting a free showing of the new film "Midway" on Monday, which is Veterans Day.

Each veteran who participates will receive two passes. The showing will be at Times Square Grand Slam, 5201 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Each guest will receive a complimentary small drink, tray of popcorn and candy.

The law firm started treating veterans in 2015 with the release of the World War II film “Unbroken,” said John Ross with Ross & Shoalmire.

“We originally came up with this idea when the movie 'Unbroken' was released,” Ross said. “We just thought it would be a great way to honor our veterans. That showing of “Unbroken” was such a success that we did it again with the movie 'Range 15.'

"With 'Midway' being released Veterans Day weekend, it just seemed like another great opportunity to show appreciation for our veterans.”

“It’s important to our firm to honor our veterans in the community as a way ... to say thank you for your service to each and every one who attend,” says Kline Pillow, of Ross & Shoalmire.

For more information, call 903-561-5653.

Quitman quilting shop to honor veterans

Stitchin’ Heaven, 321 Richards St., Quitman, will honor 10 local service men and women at 2 p.m. Saturday with the presentation of handmade Quilts of Valor.

Each veteran will be recognized individually, with remarks to be made by Quilts of Valor Foundation representative Suzanne DiCarlo and Stitchin’ Heaven co-founder Clay Luttrell. There will be door prizes and refreshments.

Those interested in attending the ceremony can email info@stitchinheaven.com or call


Veterans home to hold parade and cookout

Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home, 11466 Honor Lane, off Texas Highway 155, Tyler, will host a Veterans Day parade and cookout at 11 a.m. Saturday.

This event is open to the public.

Businesses offer meals for veterans

Veterans can eat free at restaurants around town on Monday, which is Veterans Day.

Casa Ole restaurants in Longview and Tyler are offering free meals all day.

The Porch at ETX Brewing Co., 221 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, is offering a free hamburger to all veterans who dine in on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Texas Roadhouse, 2101 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, and 320 East Loop 321, Longview, will provide a free lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to all active and retired members of the U.S. military.

Proof of service includes military or VA card, or discharge papers.

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