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Vietnam War Memorial -- Pioneer Park, US 83 nr Wellington TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 34° 57.565 W 100° 13.328
14S E 388420 N 3869224
Quick Description: One of a collection of multiple historic markers and memorials in this pretty park near the Red River -- these metal signs are designed and installed by the State of Texas
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2014 7:14:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMKPKF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
Views: 1

Long Description:
US 83 is a Texas Vietnam War Veterans memorial highway. This marker can be found in Pioneer Park near the three state historic markers.

The text of the monument reads as follows:

"TEXAS VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
US Highway 83

In gratitude to the thousands of men and women who served our country during the Vietnam War, the people of Texas dedicate this highway which runs across our state from the Southernmost tip to the northernmost point. It is hope that all those who travel US 83 will pledge to remember those gave up their lives or their youth or their hopes in that long and bitter conflict. We vow not to forget those who did not return to us and we pledge to remember the sacrifices of those who have come home.

[Spanish translation of same text as above]"

These memorials are placed by the State of Texas under this provision of the Texas Transportation Code:

"Texas Transportation Code - Section 225.022. Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

§ 225.022. TEXAS VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. (a)
To honor the Texas citizens who served in the United States armed
forces during the Vietnam War, the part of U.S. Highway 83 located
in Texas is the Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.
(b) The department shall design and construct memorial
markers indicating the highway number, the designation as the Texas
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway, and any other appropriate
information.
(c) The department shall erect a memorial marker at each end
of the memorial highway and at intermediate sites along the highway
that the department determines are appropriate. The intermediate
sites may not be farther apart than 100 miles.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995."
Placed by:: State of Texas

Date Placed: 1/1/1990

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