During a Veterans Day event on Nov. 11, the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission broke ground on Freedom Hall, its education and visitors center. The event was held at Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park and also livestreamed via Facebook.

“[We had a] fantastic turnout of approximately 1,400 spectators, even with inclement weather, which shows the deep patriotism that runs in Montgomery County,” MCVMC Executive Director Elizabeth Woods said in a Nov. 13 email.

In a nutshell

Freedom Hall is set to be an education and visitor center, museum, event center, meeting hall, and conference center, Woods said. The estimated completion date is summer 2024.

In 2021, State Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, announced $7 million in state funding will be used for the project, Community Impact previously reported.

What they’re saying

  • “Montgomery County, you’re doing yourself proud,” commission founder and Chair Jimmie Edwards said at the event.
  • “It has been an honor to be part of this wonderful community mission to bring education, outreach and awareness to the enormous sacrifices made by our veterans, active military, first responders and their loved ones,” Metcalf said at the event. “I can think of no better day to break ground on the park’s education and visitors center, to be named Freedom Hall at Conroe, than on a day of respect and tribute to our veterans.”
  • “The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission Veterans Day Event was a great day to thank all our veterans for their selflessness, service to our great nation and ultimate patriotism,” Woods said in an email. “The groundbreaking being on that day was a fitting tribute to our veterans, their families, our community and our country.”

Learn more

Learn more about the MCVMC by visiting www.honoredmission.org.