Round Rock Veterans Monument Recognition Program

Ongoing project honors veterans for their service

The Round Rock Veterans Monument was built by the City of Round as a place of honor and remembrance for all who are serving or have served to protect and defend our American heritage. It is where veterans can show their pride for having served; families and friends can honor their veterans for their service; and citizens and businesses can support the recognition of those with a historical attachment to Round Rock. HHG_7978

The Round Rock Veterans Monument is located on Pecan Street at Veterans Park and features six columns with plaques that honor the different service branches: Army, Marine Corp, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines. A Memorial Wall honoring veterans who have been killed in action, held as a prisoner of war, or declared missing in action is part of the Monument.

The Monument was dedicated on May 25, 2015, with 177 bronze plaques purchased by veterans or their families honoring their service. There were also 154 bronze plaques paid for by citizens and businesses that supported those veterans that are part of Round Rock history, but have no family to honor them. New bronze plaques will be installed in the plaza area twice a year.

Since the dedication veterans have purchased plaques to show their pride of military service, and, families and friends have honored their veterans with plaques. The work to identify veterans that are part of the history of Round Rock but without identified families continues. There are 896 names whose history is being researched. HHE_2514

For questions please contact Rufus Honeycutt at 512-773-5335 or Katie Baker at 512-341-3355.

Process for recognizing a veteran
Fill out the Veterans Monument-Round Rock Recognition Form with all of the appropriate information. If the veteran you are nominating has been Killed in Action, held as a Prisoner of War, or declared Missing in Action, please be sure to check the appropriate box so the proper recognition can be made.

Forms may be downloaded at RoundRockTexas.gov/VeteransMonument

Three generations of John Chambers - Sgt. John (Army 2002-2010, on left), Cmdr John S. (Navy WW II, framed photo), and 1/LT John S. (Army 1963-70) - get a photo at the Veterans Monument. The Round Rock Veterans Park Grand Opening and Veterans Monument Dedication was held on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.  Henry Huey for Round Rock Leader.

Three generations of John Chambers – Sgt. John (Army 2002-2010, on left), Cmdr John S. (Navy WW II, framed photo), and 1/LT John S. (Army 1963-70) – get a photo at the Veterans Monument. The Round Rock Veterans Park Grand Opening and Veterans Monument Dedication was held on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.

Completed forms and payment should be mailed to:

City of Round Rock
Parks and Recreation Department
Attn: “Round Rock Veterans Monument”

301 W. Bagdad Ave., Suite #250
Round Rock, TX  78664

Purchase price of veteran’s plaque
The purchase price of a veteran’s plaque is $60. This cost will cover purchase and installation of the veteran’s plaque. A small portion will also be used to defray the costs for plaques purchased by the Veterans Committee to recognize veterans with MIA/KIA/POW status.

Homecoming Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

EIN #26-223131515  DLN 17053260356048

Round Rock veterans that may qualify for donor sponsored plaques
Donations to support recognizing veterans that are part of Round Rock’ history may be made in any amount. There are almost 900 Round Rock veterans being researched for possible donor sponsored plaque purchases.

Donors giving $1,000 or more will be permanently recognized at the Monument.

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