Planning for the official Texas state Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been going on since 2005 when the Texas Legislature authorized a monument on the grounds of the State Capitol in Austin to honor the Lone Star State’s some 500, 000 men and women who served in the Vietnam War.
The granite and bronze monument (above ), which was designed by the sculptor Duke Sundt, is expected to be dedicated early in 2012. It is being funded solely through private donations under the aegis of the Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument Committees.
The latest news is that the committees have just released a redesigned and re-focused website for the monument. It contains a link for donations, which are tax deductible.