Images of remembrance

  • November 13, 2015

  • By Will Hampton

  • Posted In: The Quarry

Honor, patriotism and pride were on display at the Veteran’s Day ceremony at Veterans Park earlier this week. These images tell most of the story.

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If you haven’t been to the park and seen the Veterans Monument, take a few minutes and do so. It’s on the banks of Brushy Creek in an area many of us believe to be the most beautiful spot in town.

It’s a fitting location for the monument, which was built by the City 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.

The Monument was dedicated with 177 bronze plaques purchased by veterans or their families. There were another 154 bronze plaques paid for by citizens and businesses that supported those veterans who 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 — they are $60 — to show their pride of military service, and families and friends have honored their veterans with plaques.

Process for recognizing a veteran
Fill out a 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.

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