The City Council and Veterans Monument Committee for the Veterans Park Grand Opening and Veterans Monument held a dedication ceremony on Memorial Day at the newly revitalized Veterans Park located at 611 Pecan Drive.
The dedication honored veterans from throughout Central Texas.
Veterans Park has been revitalized with a $650,000 federal Community Development Block Grant and City funds. The improvements include 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.
The monument features six columns with plaques that honor all branches of U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Engraved bronze plaques, paid for by donors in tribute to loved ones who have served, recognize individual veterans.
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.
An engraved plaque with a soldier’s name and date of service can still be purchased by the public. Plaques will be installed once a year and will be unveiled at an annual Veterans Day ceremony. The Round Rock Veterans Monument will reflect the respect and appreciation this community has for past and present military members.
Residents who are interested in purchasing plaques can visit the donor website at roundrocktexas.gov/veteransmonument. Donations are tax deductible (EIN #26-223131515 DLN 17053260356048).
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 monument.