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Today, the "RVs" are an honor guard, a unit with ceremonial duties.Members are expected "to exemplify the traits of Sul Ross, ‘Soldier, Statesman, and Knightly Gentleman,'" according to .
After WWII, veterans returned with mental and physical scars. Many veterans were married and simply desired an education.
The legislation introduced by Vermont representative Justin Smith Morrill required states to sell 30,000 acres of public lands "for each senator and representative in Congress to a state," according to the Texas State Historical Association.