“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.”
What is the Living Monument?
The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Living Monument is an online educational archive preserving the history of Texans in the Vietnam War. Veterans, family members, and civilians affected by the war are encouraged to contribute your story to the Living Monument so visitors can read personal accounts, view photos and videos of Texans affected by the Vietnam War, and join the discussion with moderated comments.
Features of the Living Monument
The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Living Monument includes a searchable archive to help visitors access the stories of Texans from all regions and services, and an Interactive Texas Map where you can learn about and connect with the veterans from your community.
It’s Easy To Contribute Your Story
Help us preserve the history of Texans in the Vietnam War by joining the Living Monument. Contribute your story using the simple online form.
Preserving the History of Texans in the Vietnam War
The Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Archive will preserve the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument for posterity so the future will never forget that when America called them to war, Texans stepped forward to serve.
Remember. Honor. Learn.
The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument stands as a permanent tribute to the Texans who answered the nation’s call during the Vietnam War, a perpetual honor of their commitment and valor, and an abiding reminder of the lessons they have to teach us – lessons born from Texas blood spilled in the soil of Vietnam.
Learn More About the 3417 Project
The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument will stand as a permanent honor to all Texans who served in the Vietnam War – and it will also serve as a permanent memorial to the 3,417 Texans who never came home. This memorial will be made through The 3417 Project, which will individually honor each Texan who died in the Vietnam War.Learn More