Spring ISD Memorial to be unveiled, dedicated in special ceremony Dec. 4

The memorial features a circular monolith design with bench seating and features flags representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, as well as a flag paying tribute to those who have gone missing in action or were prisoners of war. (Rendering courtesy Spring ISD)
The memorial features a circular monolith design with bench seating and features flags representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, as well as a flag paying tribute to those who have gone missing in action or were prisoners of war. (Rendering courtesy Spring ISD)

The memorial features a circular monolith design with bench seating and features flags representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, as well as a flag paying tribute to those who have gone missing in action or were prisoners of war. (Rendering courtesy Spring ISD)

Spring ISD will unveil and dedicate its new Spring ISD Memorial during a special ceremony Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., the district announced in a Nov. 11 press release.

The memorial, which is on-site at the district’s new Planet Ford Stadium located at 23802 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, is funded through the district’s $330 million bond approved by voters in 2016. The project is designed to be a space for the Spring community to honor and remember veterans.

According to the press release, the memorial features a circular monolith design with bench seating and features flags representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine, as well as a flag paying tribute to those who have gone missing in action or were prisoners of war.

“This will be a very special ceremony,” SISD Superintendent Rodney Watson said in a statement. “As a school district, we’re honored to be able to remember our service members with this memorial, which will be a place of tribute to these brave men and women.”

According to the press release, the event will include a live performance of taps and participation from the district's Junior ROTC program. The event is open to all community members, including veterans.


“We’re very proud to be able to have a memorial like this within our Spring community,” said Navy Capt. James Boyer, who is the director of Spring High School's Junior ROTC, in a statement. “We are looking forward to unveiling the monument during a ceremony that will highlight the contributions of all of our service members. The event is student-driven and will include readings and the raising of all the flags that will have a permanent home there.”
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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