Dedication of Texas Vietnam Veterans Monument

Vietnam veterans get long-awaited ‘welcome home’ with Texas Capitol memorial

By Peggy Fikac | March 29, 2014 | Houston Chronicle

AUSTIN – The dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Monument at the Texas Capitol on Saturday, March 29, 2014, highlighted the pain, pride and solidarity of those who served in an unpopular conflict.

“They fought, they bled, all too often they died for their country. When they came home, there wasn’t any parades. There weren’t any picnics. Instead they were treated with indifference or, even worse, with outright scorn,” said Gov. Rick Perry. Continue reading