We aren’t always fancy folk, but Texans have more community spirit and love of country than you can find most anywhere. A group of dedicated veterans, teachers and students have made this evident in a local, hometown project The Veteran’s Honor Garden just a little North of Houston in Kingwood, Texas.
A visit to this living park will make a perfect Memorial Day weekend road trip from almost anywhere in the Houston area. Plan your visit for Saturday morning, May 26th and you can take part in a special dedication honoring all veterans with a special tribute to the 1st U. S. Calvary during the Korean war.
The Korean Consulate General Suk-Bum-Park will join soldiers from Ft. Hood and U.S.Representative Ted Poe and Texas State Representative Dan Huberty in honoring local veterans and dedicating a permanent bench that commemorates the Pusan Permimeter – Attack on Hill 303 during the Korean War on August 17, 1950.
Mr.Donald Foisie is one of the Purple Heart survivors of the Atrocity on The Hill and has been instrumental in the Veterans Honor Garden and this tribute to his fallen comrades. Forever the patriot, Mr. Foisie is a published poet and is dedicated to the remembrance of his fellow soldiers.
The Veterans Honor Garden is a tribute to all veterans from every branch of the military and would not have been built without the dedication of Bob Ligon. Mr. Ligon designed this star shaped garden to stand out as a unique and living memorial park. Quick to point out the living part of that statement Mr. Ligon is excited that the park can continue to evolve and involve the community. It’s design and placement were intricately arranged and in addition to constructing the structure, Mr. Ligon has hand crafted the signs and hand placed engraved bricks that individually honor veterans.
Teacher Jan York with the support of Creekwood Middle School Principle Walt WInicki have been involved with this and many other veteran projects including raising funds for the WWI monument in Washington, D. C. Students in the Student Learning Projects program have also contributed their time and talents to this project.
So pack up your family and start Memorial Day Weekend with this truly patriotic tribute on Saturday morning, May 26th at 10am.
The Veteran’s Honor Garden
Saturday, May 26th, 2012 10AM
Creekwood Middle School
3603 W. Lake Houston Parkway
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