East Texas veterans attend Longview "Benefit Fair"
Longview, Texas — Hundreds of veterans came out to the "veteran Land Boards Benefit Fair" at the Maude Cobb Activity Center in Longview. The event was to teach them about some of the benefits they've earned fighting for our freedom.
This fair was a time for East Texas veterans to speak with officials from the Texas Veterans Land Board about veteran benefits. Benefits include land, housing and home improvement loans; as well as cemetery and nursing home placement.
Many of the program representatives who explained these benefits were veterans themselves. Those at the event said it's their duty to help their fellow veterans. Veteran Martin Diamond explains, "When you talk to another veteran those are the people who know and understand what you've been through. What you went through that no one else that has never been there can actually understand."
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