Texas music concert benefits area veterans


DENISON, TX - Texoma residents turned out to support area veterans Sunday at the Texas Music Concert featuring many local artists.

"The community is wonderful--this area is wonderful for veterans, everybody loves their veterans," said President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 973, Charles Holcomb.

Sunday members of the community showed their love and support for the veterans by attending The Texas Music Concert at Loose Wheels in Denison, benefiting Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 973.

"First of all we're a brotherhood. We're advocates for everybody that is a veteran. We don't care what branch of service you were in, we don't care if you never left CONUS, Continental of the United States," said Jerry Lover, veteran and vice president of VVA 973.

Chapter 973 helps all veterans in the area, and donations from the concert and silent auction will go towards their programs.

"We appreciate it and we'll be good stewards of what's donated to us and I assure you it'll go to deserving people," said Lover.

Holcomb says he hopes to make this an annual event. Sunday's concert was in memory of Bob Hillerby, a veteran who died in a motorcycle accident last year.

"He was one of the ones who helped us start our peer-to-peer programs for the ones coming back," said Holcomb.

Hillerby, who suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, had also started planning this event to help his brothers and sisters in arms.

News 12 is a proud sponsor of the Texas Music Concert.


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