Harris County Precinct 3 unveiled its new Veterans War Memorial at Collins Park during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 15.

The details

As previously reported by Community Impact, construction on the memorial began in July. The project is part of Precinct 3's Parks and Trails Master Plan, which was released Aug. 31 and includes $758 million worth of projects.

According to a Nov. 15 news release, the memorial features:
  • Six 8-foot-tall monuments made of granite material, each honoring a branch of the U.S. military, including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard
  • A stone wall entryway
  • The American, Texas and POW/MIA flags
The memorial was designed by Houston-based landscape architecture firm Clark Condon and constructed by LMC Corp. Collins Park is located at 6726 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, and is part of the Cypress Creek Cultural District.

Quote of note

"Men and women throughout our nation's history have served our country to protect the freedoms we all enjoy to this day," Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey said in a statement. "It is our civic duty to ensure they are honored and protected here at home. We welcome everyone to visit the Veterans War Memorial, and to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by our military veterans."