Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home to host Memorial Day banquet and ceremony


The Veterans Land Board Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler will honor Memorial Day with a special banquet and ceremony from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday.

The ceremony will take place at the home at 11466 Honor Lane in Tyler, and is open to the general public. Almost 200 residents and family members are expected to attend plus guests.

Maj. Gen. James K. "Red" Brown of Barksdale Air Force Base is the scheduled keynote speaker. The ceremony also will include a presentation of colors, the national anthem, and the playing of taps. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is slated to cater the meal.

- Melissa McTee


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