Medal of Honor Memorial
Home of the Official Texas State Medal of Honor Memorial to Native-Born Texans
The memorial was designated as the Official Texas State Medal of Honor Memorial to Native-Born Texans.
The memorial highlights Audie Murphy from Kingston, Tex., as the most decorated soldier of WWII, and Samuel Dealey from Dallas, Tex., as the most decorated sailor of WWII as well as 59 more native-born Texans of singular courage and character.
The memorial encourages the remembrance of men and women of boldness and bravery, whether they be soldiers, sailors, airmen or marines who, through the force of will or an unexpected twist of fate, saved their comrades from the unforgiving savagery of war or inspired them to victory through unimaginable feats of sacrifice.
John Versluis, director of the museum, said it best in his speech at the unveiling of the memorial... “America is eternally indebted to the families and friends of our servicemen who stood, and continue to stand, behind each of these heroes. It is never too late for us, individually and collectively, to say we recognize your loss, we respect your sacrifice and we thank you.”
If you or anyone else in your community would like to honor a loved one, the museum is holding a “Sponsor a Brick” program which allows for individuals to purchase a personalized brick to be used in the Medal of Honor Memorial. Please contact the museum at (254) 659-7750 for more information.