Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Terrell Veterans Memorial Dedication

The inscription on the memorial:

Fallen But Not Forgotten


The Marine Corps League Detachment #1338 and the City of Terrell established this memorial on 30 May 2011 to honor all the brave men and women who have proudly served in the United States armed forces and to memorialize all who gave their lives protecting freedom around the world.


THIS MEMORIAL WAS CREATED TO HONOR ALL VETERANS


Who have made the ultimate sacrifice who have served and were fortunate enough to return home and our current veterans who have answered the call and currently protect our nation may this memorial remind future generations and our community that freedom is not free it is the sacrifice of the men and women of our community and our nation that provides the freedom in which we enjoy


LEST WE FORGET

The memorial includes the names of casualties from Terrell in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.  It also includes the casualties of the British Flying Training School who died while training in Terrell during World War II.

Special guests included the families of the five soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  Speakers were  Terrell Mayor Hal Richards, US Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Former State Rep Betty Brown, Marine Corps League Commandant Mike White and the Guest Speaker was World War II veteran James Lovell.


US Rep Jeb Hensarling speaks to David McNabb





More photos from the dedication have been posted to the Terrell Daily Photo Facebook page.


Terrell Mayor Hal Richards reads a proclamation from Texas Gov Rick Perry



Following the dedication, the Boy Scouts retired two flags. I'll have a few photos of that ceremony tomorrow.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

un bel hommage, j'aime les sculptures ombres sur le memorial

Lynette said...

Great series, Jim. Thank you for another slice of life in Terrell!

Kate said...

Kudos for your city! Great photos of the event...thanks for sharing them with us. Looks like the event was very well attended, too.

SRQ said...

Nice memorial. Terrific that it was dedicated on Memorial Day.

Cilla said...

Wish I could have been there but I had to work...

brian stout said...

i still waiting to see the bricks... with the ceremony over there's no rush to finish them now.