Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Veterans Day Ceremony to be Held at Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial

The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board of Directors is honored to host the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony to be held on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 5:00 PM.  This respectful and patriotic event will take place at the Louis L. Adam Plaza, Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.  The park is .8 miles east of Highway 6 on Harvey Road in College Station.

Each year, names of veterans – living or deceased – are added to the existing Wall of Honor by their families or friends, and their names are read aloud as part of the ceremony.  Currently, there are over 4,400 names engraved in the granite walls of the memorial, and over 130 names will be added this year. The cost of adding a name is $100 and the deadline each year is August 15.

The keynote speaker for this event will be U. S. Congressman Bill Flores of Texas’s 17th congressional district.  A special seating section will be set aside for veterans.  Members of the Texas Aggie Band, the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets, the Corps Center Guard, and the Ross Volunteers will participate in helping to make this annual event most memorable.

And save the date for the upcoming memorial dedication of the first of five World War II statues on the Lynn Stuart Pathway.  A Naval aviator statue in the likeness of Lieutenant (JG) George H. W. Bush will be dedicated mid-afternoon on December 7, 2011.  Donations are being accepted for future memorials.

This information was provided by Anne Boykin, Chief Information Officer for the Board of Directors of the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial.  For additional information, contact her at or by calling her at 979-450-3296.

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