BRYAN- Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Clara Mounce Public Library in Bryan to honor those who served our country during the Vietnam War.
Family members shared stories about their loved ones and heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The day also marks the unveiling of the Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The 10 foot tall, 7 thousand pound granite structure contains the names of Vietnam vets with ties to Brazos Valley who served in the war,
The City of Bryan donated the land and more than 72 thousand dollars was raised to have this memorial to honor all for those from the Brazos Valley who served in Vietnam and gave their lives for our country."
J.J. Ramirez found his loved ones name on the wall and says a memorial like this one right here in Bryan honoring our military heroes means so much. 'This is a great comeback from the years that they didn't get a great welcome when they came home, " says Ramirez. "Helps bring closure. It's great to see the honor and respect."'