Completion of the Hopkins County
Veteran Memorial is close at hand.
Items waiting completion are the top lighting fixtures installed, sealing the stone and granite, replacing the dead trees and bushes, the Eternal Flame and raising the money to engrave the 4,000 plus known Veterans in our database that are not sponsored. Someday we would like to see a lifesized statue, if the funds are raised for the project.
If you have a Veteran that needs sponsoring, bring their proof of honorable discharge to 220 Connally, please call before coming, 903 885-1080, to assure someone is there to receive the sponsorship.
Deadline for Third Engraving
of Veteran's Name on Memorial Wall will be
May 1st, 2013.
Now that the second deadline for veteran names on the memorial is past, the next engraving will take place next year.
To Sponsor a Veteran for the Memorial we will need
a copy of their DD 2 14 for proof of Honorable Discharge or
cemetery with Military Marker on grave. The Veteran will
need to have been born in, or lived in or buried in Hopkins County.
We are asking for a $50 Donation that will help pay the cost of
engraving that Veteran's name on the wall. Sign up at 220 Connally.
4,000+ Veterans Need A Sponsor
Can you Help? Sponsor 2 for $50 or 5 for $100
Open file to read names
Rock Sculptor and Artist, "Eliseo" Garcia has put the finishing touches to the beautiful art work on the Waterfall Wall.
It is never too late to:
Become a Physical Part of
Our Hopkins County Veterans Memorial
in The Veterans Walkway
By Purchasing a 4X8 Brick For $300 Donation
Buy a Brick Any time, no cut off dates
Families, Businesses, Organizations, Clubs, Class of ?,
Veterans from outside the Hopkins Co, In Memory of, In Honor of,
We Salute and much more. Endless what you can have
Engraved on a brick and be a physical part of the Memorial Forever.
(HCVM Committee reserves the right to rejected anything offensive)
Are you a Hopkins County Veteran? With a purchase of a Brick,
your sponsorship (1X) for the Memorial Wall is included.
And if you have already signed up and donated your $50 sponsorship fee,
then the Brick will cost you only $250.
We do accept Visa & Mastercard or debit card
For a form or more information
Call Pam Elliott at 903 885-1080
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject line: BRICK)
About the Memorial
The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial has been erected to honor of the men and women who have served our country with honor. It is our privilege to recognize their sacrifice and dedication with the memorial placed in the center of our city. All veterans who have lived in, or are buried in Hopkins County and received an honorable discharge will have earned the right to be included on the memorial. These individual served at great personal cost to protect the freedoms that we enjoy today. We are seeking your enthusiastic support and monetary contributions to help maintain this memorial for all to enjoy as we pay tribute to our veterans in a setting that is beautiful and dignified.
The Veterans Memorial Park in Heritage Square attracts visitors from near and far. The architecture compliments the adjacent, historic Hopkins County Courthouse and has a park-like atmosphere. The granite memorial is designed to display up to 10,000 names and includes a computerized kiosk allowing visitors to locate individual names, display information on their service, commendations, and view a picture if one is available. Visitors to the memorial have the opportunity to learn about the heroes that have stood ready and willing to serve in order to allow all of us unparalleled freedoms.
The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial Organization is a 501(c) (3) entity. Funding for the memorial has come from private donations and in-kind donations from local contractors. This living memorial is intended to allow us to honor past, present, and future service men and women.
The committee has received many $50 gifts from family and friends of individual veterans. There have also been numerous fund-raising events. However, we are still in need of funds and would welcome any contributions or pledge of future contributions from those who would support the Veterans Memorial. This is your opportunity, as you reflect on all of the blessings our nation enjoys, to honor and remember those who served to make freedom possible for all of us.
Statement of Purpose:
“To perpetuate the memory of our veterans who have served their country with honor: That their dedication, deeds, and sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishment and patriotism.”
The purpose of the Veterans Memorial is to include the names of all veterans that have served under honorable conditions in the United States Armed Forces (US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marines, US Coast Guard, US Reserves, Merchant Marines, etc.) and meet at least one of the following requirements:
This memorial serves all of the people of Hopkins County and Veterans serving in times of conflict or peace. Our pride in those who protect the freedom we love should not be hidden from the people they serve.
Hopkins County Veterans Memorial
PO Box 533
Sulphur Springs, TX. 75483