Sugar Land Memorial Park – “Fort Bend Veterans Memorial” Fund

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Sugar Land Memorial Park Veterans Memorial Fund

This "memorializing" project for Fort Bend Veterans is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Fort Bend Veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. The memorial is intended to celebrate the values embodied by all service members who served in all of America's wars. With the help of a blue ribbon citizen's task force appointed by Mayor James Thompson and the Sugar Land City Council, a plan has been developed for future memorials to recognize Fort Bend County Veterans in Sugar Land Memorial Park. These memorials will be situated in four distinct areas within the Veterans' Memorial area of the park. Each memorial is intended to provoke different emotions.

The City of Sugar Land unveiled the first of the four memorials during the 2010 Memorial Day ceremony - flags representing each branch of service. A second project, facilitated by the Legacy Foundation, was completed in 2013 and features a stunning walk-through obelisk honoring the branches of the military. The donation of the design and construction of this feature was made possible by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and more than 10 companies who donated their time, talent and services to the memorial project, including Powers Brown Architecture; E.E. Reed Construction, L.P.; Pinnacle Structural Engineers; TAS Commercial Concrete; Big 4 Erectors, L.P.; CEMEX; CMC Construction Services; CMC Rebar; WhiteCap Construction Supply; Nox-Crete Products Group; Meadow Burke; General Technologies; Ward Getz Associates; Gorrondona & Associates; Performance Electric; Trinity Expanded Shale & Clay; Houston Sawing and Drilling, and Nawkaw Corporation. The final value of their donations totaled over $300,000 and a ribbon cutting was held on September 30, 2013.

Click here to learn more about the entire memorialization project.

Future Memorial Fund initiatives may include educational programs for students and teachers, and specific sculptural elements honoring our fallen veterans.

Sugar Land Memorial Park Current Initiatives

Brick Paver Engraving Project
The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign to invite members of the community to engrave 100 of the brick pavers in honor or in remembrance of a military service person.
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Pictured (L-R) during a ribbon cutting ceremony are State Representative Rick Miller, Sugar Land Councilmember Himesh Gandhi, Sugar Land City Manager Allen Bogard, Sugar Land Councilmember Harish Jajoo, Legacy Foundation President Gene Reed, Sugar Land Councilmember Joe Zimmerman, Sugar Land Mayor James Thompson, Sugar Land Councilmember Amy Mitchell, Legacy Foundation Board member John Null, Legacy Foundation Board member Bill Jameson, lead designer Matt Stephens, State Representative Ron Reynolds, TCA Board member Jeffrey Brown and Sugar Land Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Browne.