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5th Annual Welcome Home Celebration in Harker Heights

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(KCEN) - Active duty soldiers and veterans of all eras are attending the 5th Annual Welcome Home Celebration Saturday in Harker Heights sponsored by the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System.

A group of volunteers set up the free event that had food, music, petting zoos and booths with the purpose of educating soldiers about services they have at their disposal that range from VA benefits to employers looking to hire veterans and college opportunities.

"This is all for the soldiers," Veteran Bobby Zimmerman said. "They put their lives on the line everyday so we are here to support them."

Zimmerman is part of the Central Texas Veteran Health Care System and helped organize the event. He says it takes a small army of volunteers to put on the massive celebration that brings in around 2,500 people from across central Texas.

In addition to the fun family activities and freebies, veterans and active duty soldiers were able to visit and pay their respects to a portable "fallen Texas hero" wall with pictures of men and women who gave their lives serving our country.



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