USO Houston helps local troops

Published On: May 28 2012 08:26:43 AM CDT
Updated On: May 28 2012 08:52:17 AM CDT

May 28, 2012: The USO is responsible for so many programs helping our veterans, including USO centers at Houston's airports. Bill Balleza reports.

HOUSTON -

The USO is responsible for so many programs helping our veterans, including USO centers at Houston's airports.

The centers at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports assist veterans and their families as they travel abroad and back home.

More than 200 wounded troops were greeted with hugs as they traveled through Houston on Friday. The veterans were on their way to a warriors weekend fishing tournament in Victoria with other injured military members.

The USO center at Hobby Airport supplied a place for the veterans to rest and get free refreshments.

Gail Muskiet with Moms USA volunteers with the USO.

"They are doing so much. They have chosen a life of service and this is one thing I can do to give back," she said.

A large crowd greeted them with homemade signs and thanked them for their service. The support brought some to tears.

You can help the USO continue its mission to help our heroes. Donate to USO Houston this Memorial Day by calling 713-271-1905 until 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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