Veterans Memorial Prepares for Annual Remembrance

The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial will again be the site of a Veterans Day celebration.

Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., you can head to Veterans Park in College Station to remember those who have served. The Aggie Band and the Ross Volunteers will be on hand to be a part of the event.

Thousands of names are engraved there, including some new arrivals.

The ritual just days before Veterans Day at Veterans Park sees more soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines etched into area history, as their names are added to the walls of the memorial. This time, it's 178 of them.

The sands of time my flow, but with some sand blast, these service members will be here forever.

"We're real excited about November 11, as we always are, and would encourage everybody in the community to come out," said former Brazos County Judge Al Jones, who serves on the memorial's board.

Since 2002's unveiling, the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial has been a site of remembrance and honor every day, but Veterans Day most of all.

"We've just built a facility that not only honors those veterans who have served through all of the wars, but it also is a great asset to this community," Jones said. "It's an emotional time, and a rewarding time, and we're just celebrating the fact that so many people of this great nation -- and certainly, of the Brazos Valley -- have served this national admirably."

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