Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates
The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit, part of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Project, arrived at the Museum of Texas Tech University today. This moving tribute to honor and remember every Texan who died in the Vietnam War includes 3,417 hand-embossed dog tags, one for each Texan member of the US Armed Forces who died during the War, including 102 tags for Texans still listed as Missing in Action. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the exhibit through touching the tags. The exhibit arrived escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders, and included a ceremony for the receiving of the exhibit by Texas Tech, represented by History professor and Vietnam Veteran Dr. Ron Milam.
The exhibit, cosponsored by the Museum of Texas Tech University and the Vietnam Center and Archive, will be on display October 24-November 14 during the Museum’s normal hours of Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm , as well as on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th.
For more information on the exhibit and on the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument, visit buildthemonument.org