Every year a million visitors to the Texas State Capitol grounds are met by a collection of monuments that stand as sentries of the past to remind us of the service and sacrifice of Texans in times of war. Now the estimated half-million Texans who served, and the 3,415 young sons of the Lone Star State who perished, in the Vietnam War will be honored alongside the Heroes of the Alamo, the Confederate Soldiers, and Texas veterans of World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
Nestled in dappled shade on the northeast side of the Capitol grounds, the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument will stand as a permanent reminder that 107 Texas men who answered the nation’s call remain Missing In Action in Vietnam. It will honor 17 Native Texans who earned the nation’s highest commendation, the Congressional Medal of Honor. And it will forever be a place where visitors can reflect on and honor every Texan who fought for and served the country with honor and courage during America’s war in Vietnam. The Monument is tentatively scheduled for dedication in the fall of 2013.
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