HOUSTON – A ceremony was held Wednesday for the groundbreaking of a monument that will honor fallen warriors and preserve history.
The new monument will be erected at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
For the first time, people will be able to come and honor those from Houston killed in Vietnam.
The monument will display the names and the ranks of the hundreds of fallen service members from the Houston area.
The front of the display will be natural polished granite to honor and depict each of the military branches.
According to the Vietnam Combat Veterans Association of Houston, 538 men and women in Harris, Waller, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Liberty, and Galveston Counties died in the Vietnam War.
Houston does not have a monument honoring them, despite our area having the largest population of veterans that served in Vietnam.
The monument is set to open to the public on Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.