“Thanks for acknowledging our hard work and dedication.”

Robert Ruiz

“Well done my brothers.”

John Aycock

“Thank you for all the hard work to get this memorial done Never forget. Semper Fi”

Jim Cook

“I want you to bring your children here, and your grandchildren. You tell them about these men and women that we honored here today. You tell your kids about how these veterans answered their nation’s call and left Texas to go to a far away land called Vietnam. Tell them how these veterans fulfilled their duty to their country. Your duty is to make sure it is Never Forgotten.”

Karoni Forrester

“Your powerful stories will help future generations cherish, protect, and preserve the legacy of freedom that you and millions before you have fought and even died for. This Monument will serve as a constant and eternal reminder of the devotion and sacrifices made so that we may continue to live free.”

Congressman Sam Johnson – Former POW

“In the course of the 400 plus hours I spent making these tags I met each individual, name by name. The 3417 came from every corner of our State, but are now united in this memorial. Symbolically, they are forever guarded by those who served with them.”

Don Dorsey

“Every element of this monument honors real Texans – squids and soldiers, flyboys and nurses, jarheads and gunners and grunts. Men who endured imprisonment and families whose loved ones made the greatest sacrifice.”

Terry B. Burkett

“To all of you who have lost loved ones after they returned home, we want you to know that Texas remembers them also. This monument will stand forever as a symbol that we will never forget.”

Robert Floyd

“One hundred years from now, visitors from around the world will stand at this spot and learn the story of young Texans who left behind the greatest state in the world’s greatest country to risk their lives for people they didn’t even know.”

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst

“The monument will stand as an ongoing demonstration of the depth of our appreciation for the sacrifices of our Vietnam veterans, and a reminder of what is noble and good about the human spirit.”

Gov. Rick Perry