Local attorney Tommy Allison is the host of the weekly Veteran’s Voices program, heard live on KSST each Monday morning at 8:10 am. Listeners to ksstradio.com also catch the program streaming and find it to be entertaining and helpful.
According to Tommy, he spends part of each week researching sources of news of interest to Veterans. Sources include American Legion and VFW magazines, bulletins from military branches, clippings that listeners send to him and articles that he has notices in local publications. News topics during the program may include Veterans benefits, pending legislation, career opportunities in the branches of service and interesting military history. Listeners frequently contact Tommy regarding articles he has mentioned. When he gets inquiries from Texas Veterans, he refers these callers to the Bonham VA facility, the Regional VA offices in Waco, or Veterans Land Board in Austin, as well as attorneys and other professionals that help Veterans at no charge to them. Routinely, he refers callers to Hopkins County Veterans Service Officer Danny Davis as a good source of information and assistance.
Frequently, the Veterans Voices program will include updates on the Veterans Memorial located in downtown Sulphur Springs. The Memorial, which includes ___ walls with names of service members inscribed, an eternal flame, a water feature, a kiosk area, service flags, soldier statues, lighting and seating, is now five years old. It was dedicated on July 4, 2012, but is an ongoing memorial as names of servicemen and women can still be added to the walls. Tommy was on the committee that created the Memorial. A former Marine, he is also a charter member of the US Marine Corps League, a service organization that was founded in Sulphur Springs about seven years ago. When Tommy started the Veteran Voices radio program a few years ago, he found local businesses that were eager to support his efforts. Today, West Oaks Funeral Home, Northeast Texas Janitorial Supply and Circle E Western Store sponsor the program and extend continued support of the weekly Veterans program.