The entire community is invited to Join the Round Rock City Council, Veterans Monument Committee and the Parks and Recreation Department for the Veterans Park Grand Opening and Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm at the newly revitalized Veterans Park located at 611 Pecan Dr.
Hotdogs and refreshments will be served starting at noon with the Veterans Monument Ceremony and Park Grand Opening to follow at 1pm.
The dedication will honor past and present Veterans throughout Central Texas. Veterans Park has been revitalized with a $650,000 federal CDBG fund and City construction funds. The newly revitalized park features a new basketball shade structure, pavilion with fishing pier, new restroom facility, ADA improvements including reconstruction of all pathways, addition of playground entry ramps, new site amenities including drinking fountain, benches, picnic tables, grill and the addition of the NEW Veterans Monument Project.
Lead by the nonprofit Round Rock Veterans Monument Committee, the mission of the Round Rock Veterans Monument is to recognize as many known veterans from Round Rock as possible, as well as those nominated by family and friends of Round Rock citizens across Central Texas. The monument features six columns with plaques that honor a different branch of service: U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. The memorial wall honors past and present veterans.
Engraved bronze plaques have been installed in the plaza area of the tribute to recognize these veterans. An engraved plaque with a soldier’s name and date of service can still be purchased by the public and will be included in this amazing new tribute. Plaques will be installed once a year and will be unveiled at an annual Veterans Day ceremony held at the Monument.
The Round Rock Veterans Monument will reflect the respect and appreciation this community has for past and present military men and women who sacrificed so much. Residents who are interested in taking part in this amazing new tribute or purchasing plaques can visit the donor website at www.RoundRockTexas.gov/VeteransMonument. Donations are tax deductible.
Round Rock Veterans Monument Committee Members are local Round Rock Veterans and are volunteering their time and efforts to make this monument possible. Committee Members include
Rufus Honeycutt, Jes Hernandez, Joe Boatman, Jim Torres, Alla Sauls Morrison, Bruce Rollman, Norm Toungate and Rod Keene.
The Round Rock Veterans Monument Committee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all funds will be used for purchase, installation, and upkeep of the Veterans Monument.