HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, LBJ's youngest daughter Luci Baines Johnson, co-chairman of the Lyndon B. Johnson Advisory Board Charles C. Foster and lead architect CK Pang announced plans and broke ground for a monument dedicated to former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place in downtown Houston at the Little Tranquility Park near the U.S. Federal Courthouse, where the monument will be located.
Watch a touching moment from LBJ's relative during the ceremony below.
Among the speakers were Turner, Johnson and Pang, who spoke about what the monument will bring to Houston as well as the tribute it will pay to the late president.
"This monument will not only serve in honoring LBJ's great contributions to our city and nation, but will also provide a chance to connect neighboring monuments and downtown landmarks in a new way for Houston residents and visitors to experience for decades to come," Pang said.