ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Designing and fund raising for a Vietnam era veterans memorial to be placed in Abilene’s Texas State Veterans Cemetery has begun, according to a press release.
Committee members have come together and partnered with the Community Foundation of Abilene in order to take in donation funds, according to the release. The approximate cost to build and install the memorial will be $70,000.
Designed to honor veterans that served during the Vietnam War era, the memorial will be made of black granite etched with seals of each U.S. military branch, according to the release. The memorial will stand approximately eight feet tall by 26 feet wide, and consist of seven panels set into a V-shape.
Those wishing to donate to the project can do so online at the Community Foundation’s website, or by mail at the Community Foundation of Abilene, P.O. box 1001, Abilene, Texas, 79604.