“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

“Most of our men and women who fought in Vietnam never received a hero’s welcome or recognition for our service to our country and state. Now we can finally say welcome home, and thanks for your sacrifice.” 

Representative Wayne Smith

“The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument honors and thanks our fallen Vietnam heroes and their families for their ultimate sacrifice of defending our freedom, and welcomes those who came home and fought with great courage and resilience. It is our hope that this monument will ensure that the memory of our Texas Vietnam Heroes lives on. Semper Fi.”

Texas State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa