HOUSTON -

Houston's VA hospital Wednesday opened its second home away from home for families of wounded warriors.

There are 69 so-called Fisher House facilities at VA hospitals around the country. Houston now has two, since ours is the biggest and busiest VA hospital in the nation.

Bill Balleza says it was his honor to emcee Wednesday's Fisher House dedication.

Thousands of families have found at Fisher House not only a place to stay at no charge, but also support from other families who are close at hand as their loved ones recover from combat injury, illness or disease.