Memorial Service for Texas Vietnam Veterans

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    Confirmed Mission:
    The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to participate in the service to honor the Texas Vietnam Veterans, at the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument.
    See info below the mission sheet.

    Date/Time: Monday, Mar 30th, 2015 11:00am

    Location: Texas State Capitol, Austin Tx

    Directions: We will stage at the Capitol grounds, northeast corner, by the monument.,-97.7388801,17z,-97.7394515,397m/data=!3m1!1e3

    10:15am – 10:40am Staging
    10:40am – Mission Briefing
    10:50am – Flag Line at Ride Captains Discretion

    Wx: Lo- 60 Hi- 80, partly cloudy. ( KVUE Wx)

    Notes: Start hydrating the day before and bring a bottle of water for yourself and one for a friend.
    There will be NO reserved parking like we had last time. The monument is close to the intersection of Brazos and 14th St, by the Sam Houston Bld. The legislature is in session, so parking will be scarce. It might be easier if you are on a motorcycle.
    There is a visitors parking garage on San Jacinto St., between 12th and 13th St’s, on the east side. Parking is free there for the first 2 hours!

    Ride Captain: Keith Brown 512-422-6310

    Flag Wrangler: Sam Warren

    Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Ceremony To Honor Vietnam Veterans Day

    AUSTIN: A ceremony honoring Texas’ Vietnam War veterans will take place at the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30th. State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa and State Representative Wayne Smith will join monument committee chairman Robert Floyd to lay a wreath at the monument in tribute to their fellow Texans who served in Vietnam. Hinojosa served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam and Smith and Floyd served in the Army.

    March 29th is the anniversary of the day the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam in 1973 and has been legislatively designated as Texas Vietnam Veterans Day. The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument was dedicated March 29, 2014. This year’s ceremony will be held on Monday when the legislature is in session.

    The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument was approved by the Texas legislature in 2005 through legislation co-sponsored by Hinojosa and Smith. The bronze sculpture honors all Texans who served in the American military and memorializes the 3,417 who died or are missing in the Vietnam War.

    The public is invited to attend the short ceremony at the monument, which is located on the northeast grounds of the Capitol complex near the Sam Houston Building.

    For more information, please visit

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