Texas Capitol Vietnam Monument (May 2010 Update)

It is with great pleasure and a profound sense of honor that the Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument Committees announce the release of the redesigned and refocused website for our Monument: www.buildthemonument.org.

Work to honor the 500,000+ Texas Vietnam veterans has progressed since 2005, yet the vast majority of these veterans do not know about the Monument that will be placed on the grounds of the State Capitol to honor our service during the Vietnam War.

More than 500,000 Texans served in the Vietnam War and 3416 Texans died during the war. While the war is history for some, the healing continues for others. The Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument is about the Honor these veterans deserve, and about the Welcome Home, they never received.

In 2005, the Texas Legislature approved the placement of a monument honoring Texas Vietnam Veterans on the Capitol grounds. Now these veterans need your help to build it. They are asking for $1,300,000 in private funds to build this special monument. No tax money will be used for this monument.

This granite and bronze monument will forever acknowledge the noble sacrifices of the U.S. military men and women, as well as the South Vietnamese military, during the Vietnam War.

Designed by nationally acclaimed western sculptor Duke Sundt, the monument not only reflects the ethnic diversity of Texas, but also the proud military tradition of Texas war veterans.

So far, $300,000 has been raised, the bulk of that amount coming from the corporate sector. Leading this effort is the Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument Committee, composed exclusively of Vietnam Veterans, all personally committed to seeing the Monument brought from concept to reality.

Given that 572,000 Vietnam veterans now reside in Texas, the needed funds amount to only about $2 per veteran. When Texas veterans show their willingness to support our Monument, others will most assuredly respond in kind. It’s now up to each of us to show our commitment to the construction of this historic and lasting tribute to the proud military service of Texans in Vietnam.

This is our Monument and it won't happen without your personal commitment.

"Our Honor...Our Welcome Home"

The Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument is a non-profit 501(c)3 project, federal tax ID number: 20-3113705. All donations are tax deductible, payable by cash, check, money order or credit card to the Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument.

To learn more, and donate by credit card once again visit our website:

http://www.buildthemonument.org

Mail your donations to:

TCVWM

c/o JHL Company

P.O. Box 12275

Austin, TX 78711

The website will be updated regularly to incorporate individual Vietnam veterans stories and to mark the progress to attain the goal of raising $1,000,000.

To learn even more about the Monument visit and join our Facebook website:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Capitol-Vietnam-Monument/108759622478715