Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Is
Our Community’s Hidden Gem
Information courtesy of College Station Parks & Recreation
Tucked away in College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex is a hidden gem – a 12-acre Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial (BVVM) dedicated to veterans from our nation’s major wars.
Chartered in 2000 as a non-profit corporation, the BVVM is supported by generous community residents, organizations, and partners, including Brazos County and the municipalities of Bryan and College Station. The BVVM’s all-volunteer board of directors proudly contributes their time and resources to salute our veterans. Their mission is to proactively pay tribute to veterans through an educational venue where future generations can learn that freedom comes with a heavy price.
The BVVM features a Wall of Honor and 18 memorial sites with interpretive, historical panels for each conflict. A majority of the sites have life-sized, bronze statues designed and sculpted by Navasota’s J. Payne Lara. At the heart of BVVM, sits the 250-ton red granite Wall of Honor that bears the etched names of more than 6,400 veterans who are family and friends of Brazos Valley residents.
Do you have a beloved veteran you’d like to add to the Wall of Honor? The veteran may be living, deceased or active, and does not have to be a Brazos Valley resident. The cost is $150 per name, and the application deadline is Aug. 15 each year. New additions are recognized at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony held on Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Names received after Aug. 15 will be recognized the following year.