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Veterans Plaza
by The Veterans Committee
Sep 26, 2008 | 832 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Editor:

To the citizens of Beeville and Bee County:

Bee County has designated the courtyard located between the Justice Center and Congressman Ruben Hinojosa’s office as Veterans Plaza. This courtyard is a place to remember, reflect and honor all who went before and all who will come after. It is through their sacrifice that we remain free.

The Veterans Committee has embarked on an important project to improve visibility of the plaza to the public and to honor our veterans.

Commissioners Court has granted the committee permission to purchase new lettering for the plaza. Six inch bronze lettering will soon be installed to identify the courtyard as Veterans Plaza.

In addition to the new signage, the Veterans Committee has embarked on a project to raise funds to purchase and install the “Fallen Soldier” statue at Veterans Plaza.

The bronze, life-size sculpture of boots, rifle, and helmet, created by Richard Rist, is known as the Battlefield Cross. Richard Rist, a veteran, designed the statue to depict the customary battlefield arrangement of boots, rifle and helmet that surviving members of a squad use to honor their fallen comrade. It depicts the true cost of war.

The committee, members of local veterans organizations, Garden Club and Bee Master Gardeners, request your assistance in raising $5,000 to purchase and install the statue honoring our veterans.

Thank you for your contribution. Your tax deductible check should be made out to Veterans Memorial Plaza and mailed to: 210 E. Corpus Christi St., Suite 700, Beeville, TX 78102.

With appreciation for your support,
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