The Regional Monument of Courage is complete and was dedicated on National Purple Heart Day, August 7th, 2020. Chapter 0900 along with VFW Post 2466 and the Friends of the Monument are its sponsors.
Vietnam – The Battle Rages on… A Keep the Flag Waving Dinner
Join us for a special dinner to raise funds and awareness for Veterans Mental Health in support of National Veterans Wellness & Healing Center Premier Post-Traumatic Stress Center.
August 18th, 2022 | 6:30 PM
Speaker: Vietnam Gold Star Wife, Cindy Newton Bowen
WEST TEXAS REGIONAL MONUMENT OF COURAGE
GOLD STAR FAMILIES
The term “Gold Star” describes a family member who has lost a loved one in military service. The Gold Star first made an appearance during World War I after being placed over a service flag’s blue star when a service member was killed in combat. The Gold Star signified the family’s pride in the loved one’s sacrifice rather than the mourning of their personal loss.
MEDAL OF HONOR
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Only 3,497 Recipients in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have been awarded this acknowledgment of extraordinary achievement in military service.
THE PURPLE HEART
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. It is specifically a combat decoration.
The Regional Monument of Courage
was constructed in Lubbock, Texas, to honor and remember 12 Medal of Honor recipients, Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families from across the West Texas region.
It represents individual heroes and their families from the top of the Texas Panhandle down to Midland-Odessa, uniting an area of more than 500,000 square miles.
Not only are our fallen and wounded heroes honored and remembered by the Regional Monument of Courage, standing next to it is Lubbock's War Memorial. Listed on its black granite walls are the names of 931 fallen heroes dating back to WWl.
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