Veterans

Dunkin' is thanking veterans for their service by offering them a free sweet treat on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 

According to the company, it is maintaining its long-standing tradition of honoring veterans and supporting U.S. troops. 

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Melton Murphy stands at attention in uniform

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause.” It is this notion that embodied the second annual Veteran Fest held at the Downtown Event Centre on Sunday, Aug. 5. Veterans of Southeast Texas and beyond were celebrated at the veteran focused festival hosted by Young Americans Overseas (YAO) and sponsored by Humana and Marvic International LLC Construction. The event was free and also offered street tacos, drinks and live music with a petting zoo and face painting available for children at no charge.

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Young Americans Overseas (YAO) will play host to the second annual Veteran Fest, a festive patriotic party, on Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Downtown Event Centre (700 Crockett St.) in Beaumont, sponsored by Humana and Marvic International LLC Construction.

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Spindletop Center’s Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) of Southeast Texas will celebrate local veterans on Saturday, November 19, 2016 with a Car and Bike Show from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Center’s South Campus, 2750 S. 8th St.

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Southeast Texans have a long-standing history of supporting service men and women, and numerous groups around the area are preparing to celebrate those brave individuals in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

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Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic, 3420 Veterans Circle, Beaumont, TX. The clinic is a public service of the Jefferson County Bar Association, which is part of a coalition of bar associations that provide pro bono legal services to U.S. veterans in 17 counties in Texas.

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Bob Wieland and President Ronald Reagan

Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide, or nearly one per hour. Brady Mazzola is trying to prevent that from happening but needs help.

The Orange native and former Lamar tennis player is hosting the first event of its kind on Veterans Day – Friday, Nov. 11 – at the Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center at 6455 College beginning at 7 p.m.

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Veterans needing legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the Lumberton Fire & EMS at 228 Country Lane Drive. The clinic is a public service of the Jefferson County Bar Association, which is part of a coalition of bar associations that provide pro bono legal services to U.S. veterans in 17 counties in Texas.

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Mural at Atria Collier Park honoring veterans

When Engage Life Director Cheri Courts came to work for Atria Collier Park three years ago and saw the wall honoring veterans, she immediately wanted to paint a mural for these men and women that put their lives on the line to make sure we could keep our freedom. 

Atria Collier Park is an assisted living community in Beaumont.

“To me this was how we as a community could honor and say ‘thank you’ to all of our veterans,” said Courts, who has an extensive background in art.

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The public is invited to the 13th annual tribute to Orange County veterans 6 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 MLK Drive in Orange. The event is free.

Held annually on the plaza on the campus of Orange First Church of the Nazarene, the program includes special speakers, patriotic music and more.

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