The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial is erected to honor the men and women who have served our country. It is our privilege to recognize their sacrifice and dedication with the memorial placed in the center of our city. All veterans who have lived in, or are buried in Hopkins County and received an honorable discharge will have earned the right to be included on the memorial walls. These individual served at great personal cost to protect the freedoms that we enjoy today. We are seeking your enthusiastic support and monetary contributions to help maintain this memorial for all to enjoy as we pay tribute to our veterans in a setting that is beautiful and dignified.
The Veterans Memorial Park in Heritage Square attracts visitors from near and far. The architecture compliments the adjacent, historic Hopkins County Courthouse and has a park-like atmosphere. The granite memorial is designed to display up to 10,000 names and includes a computerized kiosk allowing visitors to locate individual names, display information on their service, commendations, and view a picture if one is available. Visitors to the memorial have the opportunity to learn about the heroes that have stood ready and willing to serve in order to allow all of us unparalleled freedoms.
The committee has received many $50 gifts from family and friends of individual veterans. There have also been numerous fund-raising events. However, we are still in need of funds and would welcome any contributions or pledge of future contributions from those who would support the Veterans Memorial. This is your opportunity, as you reflect on all of the blessings our nation enjoys, to honor and remember those who served to make freedom possible for all of us.
Statement of Purpose:
“To perpetuate the memory of our veterans who have served their country with honor: That their dedication, deeds, and sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishment and patriotism.”
The purpose of the Veterans Memorial is to include the names of all veterans that have served under honorable conditions in the United States Armed Forces (US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marines, US Coast Guard, US Reserves, Merchant Marines, etc.) and meet at least one of the following requirements:
- Any Veteran who has resided in Hopkins County.
- Any Veteran who is buried in Hopkins County.
- Unanimous agreement of the Executive Board.
This memorial serves all of the people of Hopkins County and Veterans serving in times of conflict or peace. Our pride in those who protect the freedom we love should not be hidden from the people they serve.
Hopkins County Veterans Memorial
PO Box 533
Sulphur Springs, TX. 75483