From: Kerwin Stone (Secretary - VVA Texas State Council)
From: John A. Miterko (Treasurer & Executive Committee Member - TCVVM)
Sent: January 2014
Subject: Reminder about upcomming TCVVM Dedication in March of 2014
Contact Email: Send email to Kerwin Stone
The information and invitation residing on this page is for distribution to all Texas VVA Chapter members and all other Texas Vietnam Veterans, regardless if whether they are members of the VVA or not. You are being asked to please pre-register for the March 29th, 2014 Dedication of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument.
Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Dedication
March 29, 2014
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Texas State Capitol
Forty-one years to the day after the last American troops were in Vietnam, the state of Texas will welcome its Vietnam Veterans home as the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument is dedicated on March 29, 2014. The date has been officially designated as "Texas Vietnam Veterans Day" by the Texas legislature. The Saturday ceremony and family-friendly "Welcome Home Fair" saluting our state's Vietnam Veterans at the State Capitol is free and open to the public. The monument dedication ceremony will occur at 10:00 a.m. on the northeast side of the Capitol grounds. TheTexas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit will be displayed for the public in the Lower Rotunda of the Capitol, and the grounds will include Vietnam-era military equipment and educational exhibits on display throughout the day. Program and exhibit specifics will be forthcoming soon. We hope all Texas Vietnam veterans and their families will make plans to attend this event to honor your service to our nation! In order to assist the monument dedication committee in planning this event, we would like to know if you will join us for this momentous occasion.
You are being asked to please pre-register for the March 29th, 2014 Dedication of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument. Visit the EventBrite website link below and let us know that you are coming. There is no cost in attending and you will not need a ticket. The tickets you order on on the EventBrite website simply provides us with a head count so that we have some idea of the number of Veterans that will be attending the dedication ceremony.Click here to Pre-register on the EventBrite Website
Please visit the TCVVM Website's Hotel Information Page.
Please visit the Capitol Parking Page for information about parking at the Capitol. We strongly encourage car-pooling and use of public transportation, as parking is limited and we expect this event to be well attended.
The designated bus drop-off for Capitol visitors is located on Brazos between 12th and 13th Streets. Designated bus parking is available on Trinity Street. Please visit the Capitol Visitors Parking Area Map for a map of visitor parking areas.
Though we will do everything possible to accommodate attendees, ceremony seating will be limited and first priority will be given to disabled veterans and their families. Folding chairs are allowed.
The monument will have an accessible route from the Northeast sidewalk. People with mobility limitations should be dropped off at 14th & Brazos. The accessible route into the Capitol building is located on the north side of the building. Please visit the Capitol Accessibility Map Page for more information.
We hope you will plan to enjoy the day at the Texas Capitol! The area has several restaurants and we will be encouraging Austin's famous food trucks to be in the area. You might also want to consider packing a lunch, as the Texas Capitol grounds are a lovely spot for a family picnic.
Restrooms in the Capitol building and in the Sam Houston building will be open to the public.