Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Freedom Hall at Conroe on Veterans Day.

Elizabeth Woods, office manager for the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission, confirmed with Community Impact on April 26 the groundbreaking for the Freedom Hall at Conroe—previously known as the visitors center—located in the Montgomery County War Memorial Park is projected to be held on Veterans Day.

An opening date for the center was not available as of publication.

During an April 26 City Council meeting, Edwards announced the name to be Freedom Hall at Conroe for the veterans visitor and education center. According to previous reporting, the memorial park received $7 million in state funding in 2021 through which Jimmie Edwards, chair of the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission, said it will be partially used for the visitors education center.

Edwards said the visitors center has taken one year and three months to proceed with the project because the funding had yet to be received by the commission.

During the same meeting, council heard a variance request from the commission for a sign—which will be 10 feet higher than the ordinance allows—to be placed in front of the park along I-45 North that will be used to communicate why flags might be at half mast as well as advertise events at the park and the city of Conroe.

Council approved of the sign variance during an April 27 council meeting.