Thursday, November 19, 2015

Texas XIII

San Marcos lies roughly 30 miles south of Austin, in Hays County. The memorial there is, as is so often the case, a multi-war memorial highlighting the wars of the 20th Century.

It is a little different because the larger Wall in the rear honors all who served while the one towards the front honors those that were lost.

There are 1013 remembered here from these wars:

World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraq Freedom

22 of these are from the Vietnam war.

A large eagle has been depicted on the plaza area.

A map of Texas made of individual stones graces the plaza area, too. I could not find anything that explained if there was a special significance to this image of the state, like does each stone represent a county? As always, If you have any information, I would love to have it to update this post. You have come through many times in the past, so don't hesitate.

Another interesting note is that while San Marcos seems like a relatively small community, this is the third memorial I have found here.

Next time, on the 24th, we will be neared to home, in Virginia, so join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Texas or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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