Tyler dedicates special activities for veterans

November 8, 2016 by  

Tyler is holding two events in celebration of Veterans Day this coming weekend.

The first is a special commemoration sponsored by the First Baptist Church, East Texas Veterans Alliance, the Mayor’s Veteran and Community Roundtable, and the city of Tyler beginning at 11:00 am on Friday November at the First Baptist Church. Following at noon, will be a traditional military ceremony. There will also be a special art exhibit at the Gallery Main Street.

Later that evening, Tyler Rose Veterans Day Dinner and Dance will be held at the Armed Forces Reserve Center beginning at 6:00 pm. Dinner and refreshments will be provided and dress is business attire. The event is specifically for veterans, who are allowed to bring a guest.

Smith County, in which Tyler is located, has a population of close to 18,000 veterans, who contribute about $60.8m to the economy of the County. The Texas Veterans Home opened five years ago in the County and it is also home to the Super Armory.

Founded in May 2011, the Veterans and Community Roundtable of the Mayor’s office develops and implements plans that support services, such as housing, education, financial support, and medical care for veterans in Tyler. It might want to work with the other organizations to create flyers promoting the two special celebratory events scheduled on Friday to honor veterans.