The Veterans' Memorial Fund
This “memorializing” fund is dedicated to preserving the legacy of veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. With the help of a blue ribbon citizen’s task force appointed in 2009 by Mayor James Thompson and the Sugar Land City Council, a plan was developed with four commemoration projects at Sugar Land Memorial Park. These projects will be situated in four distinct areas within the park. Each memorial is intended to provoke different emotions. As of 2019, three of the four commemoration projects have been completed – (1) the flag project, representing each military branch located at the entrance of the park, and (2) the Veterans’ Remembrance Tower and (3) Eagle Plaza Project .
There is one remaining project – (4) “Welcome Home Sculptures”
Welcome Home” Statues at Memorial Park
The Legacy Foundation plans to “Welcome Home” U.S. military personnel with eleven bronze sculptures. Statues will include seven life sized personnel: one commander with a U.S. Flag and six soldiers in two rows; one child with a small flag at southeast corner of the plaza; one woman at southwest corner of the plaza; and a dad and son at the east side of plaza.
Further donations will fund the development of Phase II of the Eagle Project and the installation of the “Welcome Home” statue series.