Honoring our Local Veterans

Decorated WWII Marine, R.V. Burgin arrives to receive the Veterans Appreciation Day and Veterans Day proclamation from Mayor Sherman.

Decorated WWII Marine, R.V. Burgin arrives to receive the Veterans Appreciation Day and Veterans Day proclamation from Mayor Sherman.

DESOTO, TX – On November 7th the City of DeSoto held a celebration honoring our heroes of the Best Southwest Area.
During the special appreciation ceremony, Congresswomen Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas State Senator Royce West and Jeffrey Milligan, the Dallas VA Medical Center director spoke. During the ceremony a picture display was presented displaying around 100 veterans from the Best Southwest Area.
R.V. Burgin is the oldest know veteran in the Best Southwest area. Recently on HBO, in the American Television series, ‘The Pacific’, Mr. Burgin’s life was featured. The HBO series was produced by HBO, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.