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Linda Mallon, a retired army master sergeant, has found her place working with veterans and their families in Granbury. She was a former claims administrator for Blue Shield of New Jersey and later a senior staff sergeant dealing with soldiers’ careers for over 20 years.

We were contacted by Bob Hughes to attend our quarterly Veterans Council meeting and present a program specifically for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and their spouses.

Veterans Freedom Retreat, held in Wichita Falls, is a week-long retreat offering couples the opportunity to heal, learn to communicate with each other, and strengthen their relationship as they begin a journey without stress from past trauma.

The statistics for people with PTSD are staggering; about 8 million people are diagnosed with PTSD and knowing that means veterans are not alone in their struggle.

This program offers “experiential education,” Native American warrior ceremonies, daily counseling, and alternative specialty sessions offering creative tools for overcoming stress.

The program is free for participants and includes accommodation and meals. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Veterans Freedom Retreat, 7200 Robertson Road, Fort Worth Texas 76135, phone 817-396-8351, email [email protected] or visit their website at the address


VFW Post 7835, 3670 US Highway 377, hosts Field of Screams, a Halloween fundraising event for the whole family that includes concessions, beer garden, music and spooky and spooky entertainment for kids. Tickets are $ 10 at the door which opens at 7:30 a.m. and Saturday October 30 is the last night to attend. The event starts at 8 p.m. until midnight so I hope to see you there.


On Sunday, November 7, the Benbrook Korean Baptist Church commemorates Korean War veterans with a beautiful traditional meal from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you are a Korean War veteran, contact Josh Morrison at the Pecan Valley Centers for more information at 817-579- 4489 for more information. Josh also oversees the Veterans Mental Health Program at Pecan Valley and the General Veterans Assistance Fund, which includes mortgage assistance, rent and utilities, pantry services, funds for veterans. restorative dental care and transportation services.


The Veterans Day weekend events begin Thursday, November 11 with a program at Granbury High School from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., then move to Memorial Lane for the 11:11 a.m. ceremony.

The Veterans Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 13 at 10 a.m. from Decker Field and conclude at Vet Fest / Field of Flags.

The Rally Project Veterans Field of Flags and Vet Fest “Celebrating the American Warrior” will take place at Decker Field from November 11-14 and will feature live music, food trucks, patriotic vendors, the Chili Challenge and fun activities for everyone. the whole family. For more information, visit or call / text 817-770-0425.


American Legion Post 278, The Waterin ‘Trough, and HEB of Granbury are sponsoring the second annual Free Thanksgiving Meal for disabled veterans and their families on Saturday, November 20 starting at 9 a.m. at Waterin’ Trough, 800 W. Pearl St .

Cash donations are accepted at the Abreuvoir from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. To register, dial 817-573-3232.


The Marine Corps League Toys for Tots kicked off with a car show on October 23 at Brocks in Granbury. Anyone interested in donating an unwrapped toy can drop it off with the MCL Detachment 1297 Toddler Toy Coordinator at 201 E. Pearl St., Building C Suite C-107A. You can also get more information by visiting or by calling 817-406-8474.

This year’s toy drive will run until November 29, so look for coin collection boxes and donation boxes across the county.

As always, if you have any questions about any of these events, you can contact my office. Everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

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