From the Office of State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2014
CONTACT: Jennifer Saenz
(512) 463-0120 office
(512) 497-9411 cell

Senator Hinojosa Announces the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Dedication
Saturday, March 29th in Austin, TX

WHAT:

The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument will be unveiled and a dedication will be made to the Texans who died or are unaccounted for in Vietnam.

A "Welcome Home Fair" including Vietnam War vintage equipment displays and an exhibition of the 3,417 personalized dog tags remembering Texas' Vietnam War Veterans who lost their lives will take place in and around the Capitol.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:

The Texas Capitol, Austin
The Northeast Capitol grounds near 14th and Brazos.

WHY:

The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument honors and thanks our fallen Vietnam Heroes and their families for their ultimate sacrifice of defending our freedom, and welcomes those who came home and fought with great courage and resilience.

Senator Hinojosa, a Vietnam Veteran for the United States Marine Corps, passed legislation, House Concurrent Resolution 36 (79th Legislative Session), and secured funding by obtaining a $500,000 matching grant towards the installment for this historic monument. It is his hope that this monument will ensure that the memory of our Texas Vietnam Heroes lives on.

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