Galveston Island Vietnam Memorial
Honor Our Veterans
The Galveston Vietnam War Memorial honors Galveston Island's fallen veterans and those who served during the Vietnam War.
The memorial metaphorically expresses the conflict through a irregularly sloped base, which directly opposes the strong, structured formation of twenty-five black granite pylons. The memorial is cut into a Texas pink granite base, which represents a wound in the earth and society. Each veteran has an individual memorial within the larger memorial. Each veteran's name, hometown, branch of service, rank, date of birth, and date of death is engaged on each pylon.
The monument was dedicated by the Galveston County Marine Corp on July 4, 1992. Funding was made possible through the Marine Corps League, The Moody Foundation, and The Galveston County Community.