Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Kicks Off Grassroots Campaign for Education Center at Vietnam Wall

Wednesday, April 14, 2010  •  Dallas, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today kicked off the Texas portion of the grassroots campaign for the Education Center at the Vietnam Wall. He joined veterans, their families, and members of several veterans service organizations at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery to bring attention to this noble effort.

"The names of those who gave their lives in Vietnam are forever etched in the black stone of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., an eternal reminder of the extreme price that sometimes must be paid to advance the cause of freedom," Gov. Perry said. "The Education Center at the Wall, an underground museum that will complement the Memorial in D.C., will further provide an enduring reminder of those who answered their nation's call, and give a voice to those who might otherwise be forgotten."

There are 3,416 individuals from Texas whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Education Center at The Wall will be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to show the faces and tell the stories of the more than 58,000 individuals whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, as well as celebrate the values that are embodied by all of America's service personnel.

For more information about the Education Center at The Wall and how to get involved, please visit http://www.buildthecenter.org.


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