After visiting The Victory Center in San Antonio, Eastland County’s Veteran’s Officer, Ruben Zarate had a vision. He mentioned the vision to a few people and on July 1st his vision became reality, complete with a ribbon-cutting.
The Victory Center is a $7.6 million facility dedicated to serving veterans, active-duty military, and their families, at San Antonio College. Ruben was visiting the facilities with his brother, Robert, who is chairman of the San Antonio Community Colleges. He said when he entered the building and saw the dome with all the flags and various sayings for veterans, he felt at home and welcomed. He then wanted to turn the dreary hall in the basement of the Eastland Courthouse that leads to his office into a monument for veterans. Now when a Veteran is in search of help from the Veteran’s Services Office in the basement of the Eastland County Courthouse, they too should feel at home and welcomed.
Speaking during the event were Eastland County Judge Rex Fields and Veterans, John Glenn and Larry Monroe. Before the ribbon was cut, a prayer was given by River of Life pastor, Jerry Maston.
The Veteran’s Service Office is available to help eligible Veterans, their dependents and survivors with direct and general support and assistance in obtaining all VA benefits to which they are entitled. The office is located in the Eastland County Courthouse, 100 W Main St, Basement Level, Eastland, Texas, and can be reached by phone at 254-629-6008.