Nursing home pays tribute to heroes

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas nursing home shows its support of those who serve.

Highland Pines Nursing and Rehab Home held their seventh annual Celebrity Brunch in honor of first responders. Members of local law enforcement, fire departments, EMS and veterans were honored.

The event is held to show those who selflessly serve our nation and communities that they are appreciated.

"After 2001 we realized the importance of all these people to us, so we decided that we would do a brunch for them," explained Annette Simpkins, with Highland Pines. "[We wanted] to let them know how much they are appreciated by the community and by the county."

Around 50 people from Gregg and Rusk County law enforcement and emergency departments were there for the event Friday.

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