Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial

Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Chartered in 2000 as a non-profit corporation, the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial is supported by generous community residents, organizations, and partners, including Brazos County and the cities of Bryan and College Station.
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02/12/2020
KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR by Dr. Fry's Texas Medicine Band

This music video is a compilation of photos from the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial.

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Artist: Dr. Fry's Texas Medicine Band
Recorded live at SPINNER’S, HOUSTON, TX on Aug. 15, 1992

Musicians:
Ken Bujnoch – keyboards
Clifford Fry – acoustic guitar, vocals
Max Fry – bass
Darelyn Fry Jennings – background vocals
Randy LeBlanc – electric guitar
Nancy Fauber Ho – background vocals
Lance Webb- drums
Kurt Zech – electric guitar

Song title: KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
Writer and Publisher: Bob Dylan
Memorial & Statue photos by Clifford Fry

KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR Artist: Dr. Fry's Texas Medicine Band Recoded Live at SPINNER’S, HOUSTON, TX on August 15, 1992 Musicians: Ken Bujnoch – keyboards ...

11/11/2019
KBTX Media

Thank you Fallon Appleton KBTX for inviting us to talk about our memorial and tonight's Veterans Day Ceremony!

Happy Veterans Day! Fallon Appleton KBTX is LIVE at the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial talking about their Veterans Day Ceremony and Wall of Honor.

11/08/2019

Due to the weather forecast, our Veterans Day Ceremony will be held under the American Pavilion in Veterans Park and Athletic Complex on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Our annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Monday at 5:30 p.m.Check out the program: http://bit.ly/32rYdry
11/07/2019

Our annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Check out the program: http://bit.ly/32rYdry

Thank you to NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM for having our board member Bill Youngkin on to talk about next Monday's Ve...
11/01/2019
BVVM Board Member Bill Youngkin on The Infomaniacs

Thank you to NewsTalk WTAW 1620 AM & 94.5 FM for having our board member Bill Youngkin on to talk about next Monday's Veterans Day Ceremony.

Bill Youngkin, board member of the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, visits with WTAW's Scott DeLucia about the organization, their Veterans Day Ceremony, and more during his appearance on The Infomaniacs.

Today is the day to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE during Brazos Valley Gives: https://www.brazosvalleygives.org/bvvmYour donations...
10/22/2019
Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial

Today is the day to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE during Brazos Valley Gives: https://www.brazosvalleygives.org/bvvm

Your donations will help us add to and maintain the 12-acre memorial and the Lynn Stuart Pathway military history trail so that future generations can learn that freedom comes with a heavy price.

Tucked away in College Station's Veterans Park and Athletic Complex is a hidden gem - a 12-acre site dedicated to veterans from our nation's major wars. The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial (BVVM), includes life-sized statues, a Wall of Honor, interpretive panels and memorial sites. The BVVM board st...

KAGS TV
10/06/2019
KAGS TV

KAGS TV

The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial hope having the new pieces at the front of the West entrance will draw more people into the park.

KBTX Media
10/06/2019
KBTX Media

KBTX Media

Details at six. Have you seen the new sculptures? News 3’s Clay Falls was at a dedication today.

The Eagle
10/06/2019
The Eagle

The Eagle

More than 50 community members gathered Thursday to celebrate statues commemorating the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection at the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial at Veterans Park in College Station.

Spanish American War & Philippine Insurrection Statue Dedication
10/04/2019

Spanish American War & Philippine Insurrection Statue Dedication

The Eagle
09/12/2019
The Eagle

The Eagle

With silence, solemn remarks and the tolling of a bell, about 60 people gathered early Wednesday at Veterans Park in College Station to remember the nearly 3,000 people who were killed 18 years ago in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Our pre- Board Meeting discussing the future of our largest war piece to date! Unveiling 2021.
08/14/2019

Our pre- Board Meeting discussing the future of our largest war piece to date! Unveiling 2021.

11/26/2018
World War I Memorial Statue

Have you visited our latest addition to the Lynn Stuart Pathway? If not, take advantage of this gorgeous weather and check it out!

11/21/2018
2018 Veterans Day Ceremony

A belated thank you to everyone that attended our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Our highlight video is below. We also would like to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!

If you missed the ceremony, here is the full keynote speech from GEN Mark Welsh, USAF (Ret.) and the Honor Wall Roll Call: https://youtu.be/xaob-MIydA4

11/11/2018
www.bvvm.org

Due to the rain, both the World War I (4 p.m.) and Veterans Day (5:30 p.m.) ceremonies will occur under the American Pavilion in Veterans Parks and Athletic Complex.

For more details, check out the event program: http://bit.ly/2POdOiV

11/10/2018

UPDATE: Both ceremonies will be held under the American Pavilion in Veterans Park and Athletic Complex due to the weather forecast.

On Sunday, which is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial board will dedicate the World War I statue titled "Over the Top" at 4 p.m. The annual Veterans Day ceremony will follow at 5:30 p.m. Both events are free and will occur rain or shine.

For complete details, check out the program: http://bit.ly/2POdOiV

11/05/2018

Our phone line is currently down. If you need to reach us, please contact us through here or email us at [email protected]. Thank you!

Deadline to add a name to our Wall of Honor and to be recognized in this year's Veterans Day Ceremony is Wednesday, Aug....
08/13/2018

Deadline to add a name to our Wall of Honor and to be recognized in this year's Veterans Day Ceremony is Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The veteran may be living, deceased or active, and does not have to be a Brazos Valley resident. The cost is $150 per name.

Download an application (PDF) here: http://bit.ly/2JkL7Hg

Questions? Email [email protected]

Thank you to The Eagle!
07/29/2018
A powerful way to honor our military

Thank you to The Eagle!

Tucked away in College Station's Veterans Park and Athletic Complex at 3101 Harvey Road is a hidden gem: a 12-acre site dedicated to veterans from our nation's wars. The Brazos

07/27/2018
We're accepting applications for placement of military veteran names on the Wall of Honor. This is a rare opportunity to...
06/02/2018

We're accepting applications for placement of military veteran names on the Wall of Honor. This is a rare opportunity to honor your beloved veteran (living, deceased, or currently serving) by adding their name to the wall. It is $150 per name. The cost covers the engraving and maintenance.

Names added by Aug. 15 will be recognized during our Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Here is the application (PDF): http://bit.ly/2JkL7Hg

Questions? Email [email protected]

05/25/2018
Yesterday, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Bryan, TX presented a donation check for $855.56 in support of the Bra...
04/12/2018

Yesterday, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Bryan, TX presented a donation check for $855.56 in support of the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial. While placing an order, Freddy’s customers would drop dollars and coins into a small donation box placed near the store’s cash registers. Thank you to all contributors!

Are you or a loved one who proudly served either from the Brazos Valley or currently live here?Get your name on our wall...
04/11/2018
Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial

Are you or a loved one who proudly served either from the Brazos Valley or currently live here?
Get your name on our wall of honor!
For more please visit www.bvvm.org

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation."

03/04/2018
The Association of Former Students

The Association of Former Students

Rare, color video of Final Review at Texas A&M in 1942!

Most or all of the seniors shown had been commissioned that morning into the U.S. armed forces.

They expected to be on active duty in World War II within two months or less.

Learn more about that day at Texas A&M — May 16, 1942 — and how this video came back to the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets a few years ago here: tx.ag/42review

02/15/2018
Over the next few days we’ll be posting 360 degree views with interpretive panels of each site.These images are from the...
12/17/2017

Over the next few days we’ll be posting 360 degree views with interpretive panels of each site.
These images are from the heart of the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial.

The Eagle
12/08/2017
The Eagle

The Eagle

With swing dancers and "real Rosies" in attendance, the BRAZOS VALLEY VETERANS MEMORIAL organizers unveiled its first statue depicting a woman Thursday -- 76 years after Pearl Harbor was attacked, launching the U.S. into World War II. City of College Station - Government

On Dec. 7 at noon, the  Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board dedicated the third World War II site statue titled "Rosie...
12/08/2017

On Dec. 7 at noon, the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board dedicated the third World War II site statue titled "Rosie the Riveter." The statue is the first female to be honored in Veterans Park, and was chosen to represent all of the women who helped America win the war by managing the homefront and working jobs usually held by men so they could go off to fight.

On Dec. 7 at noon, the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board dedicated the third World War II site statue titled "Rosie the Riveter." The statue is the first female to be honored in Veterans Park, and was chosen to represent all of the women who helped America win the war by managing the homefront and working jobs usually held by men so they could go off to fight.

Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial's cover photo
12/08/2017

Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial's cover photo

Snow Day
12/08/2017

Snow Day

Tomorrow at noon, we are dedicating the third World War II site statue titled "Rosie the Riveter." The statue is the fir...
12/06/2017

Tomorrow at noon, we are dedicating the third World War II site statue titled "Rosie the Riveter." The statue is the first female to be honored in Veterans Park, and was chosen to represent all of the women who helped America win the war by managing the homefront and working jobs usually held by men so they could go off to fight.

Here is the full ceremony program:http://bvvm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/RosieProgram_Final.pdf

Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday at noon:
12/05/2017
The Eagle

Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday at noon:

A statue depicting the symbolic figure of women who stayed behind and kept the nation anchored during World War II will be unveiled Thursday at the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial in College Station.

On Sept. 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board dedicated the Mexican War Memorial Statue.View ...
11/14/2017

On Sept. 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board dedicated the Mexican War Memorial Statue.

View program:http://bvvm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MexWarProgramSept2017.pdf

On Sept. 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board dedicated the Mexican War Memorial Statue.

View program:http://bvvm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/MexWarProgramSept2017.pdf

View the program: http://bvvm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VetsDay-2017_web.pdf
11/14/2017

View the program:http://bvvm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VetsDay-2017_web.pdf

View the program:http://bvvm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VetsDay-2017_web.pdf

Thank you to The Eagle for attending and capturing our Veterans Day Ceremony:
11/13/2017
The Eagle

Thank you to The Eagle for attending and capturing our Veterans Day Ceremony:

Photos from the Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex on Friday: City of College Station - Government BRAZOS VALLEY VETERANS MEMORIAL

The Eagle
11/12/2017
The Eagle

The Eagle

There are now more than 5,500 names of military veterans glistening on the polished surface of a 250-ton granite memorial at College Station's Veterans Park.

We hope you can join us on Friday for our annual Veterans Day Ceremony:
11/07/2017

We hope you can join us on Friday for our annual Veterans Day Ceremony:

Today, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Bryan, TX presented a donation check for $845.39 in support of the Brazos ...
10/06/2017

Today, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Bryan, TX presented a donation check for $845.39 in support of the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial. While placing an order, Freddy’s customers would drop dollars and coins into a small donation box placed near the store’s cash registers. Thank you to everyone that donated!

Thank you to all of the #loyal guests who have contributed to our military donation jar over the past several months. Today, we were honored to present a check on behalf of Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and our local community to the BRAZOS VALLEY VETERANS MEMORIAL. What a great day! We love supporting our #veterans.

Address

3101 Harvey Rd
College Station, TX
77845

General information

Tucked away in College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex at 3101 Harvey Road is a hidden gem – a 12-acre site dedicated to veterans from our nation’s wars. The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial includes life-sized statues, a Wall of Honor, interpretive panels and memorial sites. Chartered in 2000 as a non-profit corporation, the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial is supported by generous community residents, organizations, and partners, including Brazos County and the cities of Bryan and College Station. The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial’s all-volunteer board of directors proudly contribute time and resources to salute our veterans. Their mission is to proactively pay tribute to veterans through an educational venue where future generations can learn that freedom comes with a heavy price. Former President George H.W. Bush helped dedicate the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial on Nov. 10, 2002. Bush said “The Brazos Valley community can stand proud. The names that mark the memorial showcase the sons and daughters who gave dedicated service to our nation so that future generations can share the freedoms we enjoy. “Their task was great and their sacrifice even greater, but their legacy stands firm, and their memories burn bright.” Bush later said the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial is of similar quality to those on the famed National Mall in Washington, D.C. LOUIS L. ADAM MEMORIAL PLAZA & WALL OF HONOR Within the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza sits the 250-ton red granite Wall of Honor, which serves as the memorial’s focal point. The wall bears the etched names of more than 5,000 veterans representing all periods of U.S. history who are family and friends of Brazos Valley residents. Notable names include 24 presidents and seven former Texas A&M University students who received the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. The bronze sculpture mounted at the top of the wall depicts a G.I. carrying a fellow soldier to safety. The status is the work of artist Robert Eccleston of Schuyler Falls, New York. Do you know of a respected veteran you’d like to add to the Wall of Honor? The veteran may be living, deceased or active, and does not have to be a Brazos Valley resident. The cost is $150 per name, and the application deadline is Aug. 15 each year. New additions are recognized at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Names received after Aug. 15 will be recognized the following year. LYNN STUART PATHWAY & MEMORIAL SITES Named after Brig. Gen. Louis Lynn Stuart (U.S. Army), the Lynn Stuart Pathway is a half-mile trail connecting the memorials. The pathway features interpretive panels with historical background for each conflict, granite markers, and steel benches adorned with donor plaques. Of the trail’s 18 memorial sites, 10 have life-sized, bronze statues designed and sculpted by Navasota’s J. Payne Lara. Notable sites along the trail include the War on Terror Memorial that displays a steel relic from one of the World Trade Center towers and the Vietnam War Memorial that features a 15-foot-high bronze UH-1D Huey helicopter plate depicting soldiers preparing to drop into a dangerous landing zone. Future statues are planned to commemorate the Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, China Relief Expedition, Mexican Border Service, Granada/Panama/Dominican Republic, Southwest Asia (Desert Storm/Shield), and Kosovo War. HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial board strives to preserve the history and memory of military service members while providing educational opportunities for the community to learn about our history. Your generous donation can be directed toward a specific memorial or for the memorial grounds in general. To donate, add a name, or learn more about the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, go to http://bvvm.org or contact us at 979.696.6247 or [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00
Thursday 07:00 - 22:00
Friday 07:00 - 22:00
Saturday 07:00 - 22:00
Sunday 07:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(979) 574-7121

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Horace B. Hamilton, will be celebrating his 95th Birthday June 2nd, if anyone would like to send him a birthday card, you may send to P.O. Box 1281 Caldwell,TX 77836 He is a Pearl Harbor Survivor/WWII Veteran.He would enjoy any cards sent to him. Thank you in advance.
I'll be there! Hope to see you there, too! Great music and original Rosies will be there!
My Father was in World War 2 he lives in Bryan & is 98 this month. Is there research being done that would like picks. He was in the Sea Bees. 512 4501187 Sheryll Greer
The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial is a Jewel in the Crown of the Bryan/College Station area!
The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial is a Jewel in the Crown of the Bryan/College Station area!