Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park to receive $7M in funding

State Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, announced June 29 that $7 million from the state budget will be given to Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
State Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, announced June 29 that $7 million from the state budget will be given to Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

State Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, announced June 29 that $7 million from the state budget will be given to Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Jimmie Edwards, chair of the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission, thanked Metcalf for his work in securing the funding. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
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From left to right, Metcalf, Jimmie Edwards, and Howard Wood—director of communications for the veterans memorial commission attended the June 29 announcement. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park will receive $7 million in state funding, state Rep. Will Metcalf, R-Conroe, announced in a press conference June 29. Metcalf said he was able to secure the funding through the budget process in the Legislature.



Jimmie Edwards, chair of the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission, said he and the rest of the commission are “elated” at this announcement.



“I’m never at a loss for words, but today I am because of the tremendous impact this will have on this community and this county,” Edwards said.



Edwards said the money will go toward funding towards a visitors education center and the main memorial on the north end of the park. Metcalf also announced that the Texas Department of Transportation will be putting up signs on I-45 to direct visitors to the park.



“It’s a great day for this park,” Metcalf said. “I can’t wait to see the [visitors education center] and museum become a reality with these funds.”



Edwards said the funding will help the park move up in state and national recognition.



“We have been legitimized by the state of Texas,” Edwards said.

By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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