Seeking Donations for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial at State Veterans Cemetery
To commemorate this time in history, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1000 is coordinating the design and installation of a “Welcome Home” memorial to be placed at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
The memorial will consist of four black granite panels with a slope from the center height of seven feet to five feet at each end. All panels will be eight inches thick. A five foot wide sidewalk meeting the ADA standards will surround the memorial.The inscription engraved at the top of the panels will say “WELCOME HOME” with the five U.S. Armed Forces seals underneath. Located on the far right panel is the POW/MIA seal.
Below the seals will be personal quotes from Vietnam Veterans expressing how they felt in Vietnam, or their thoughts after they had returned home. It could be a line from a song, or a poem written by the Veteran that represents their feelings. Combat scenes will be depicted along the bottom of the panels featuring some of the equipment used by each service branch during the war including a Huey helicopter and an F-4 jet. This monument will be a unique and meaningful memorial for our Vietnam Veterans.
The group has raised over $43,000 to date. Due to unforeseen costs, an additional $3,600 is needed.
For those interested in donating, contributions can be mailed to:
603 N. 8th St.
Killeen, TX, 76541
Donations marked as Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1000 can also be dropped off at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
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