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Tarrant County Vietnam War Era Memorial

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Our goal is to establish a memorial to Tarrant County service members killed as a result of the Vietnam War. 221 servicemen lost their lives due to that conflict. We want to memorialize each person on a memorial in Veterans Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

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The Vietnam War Era is defined as the time from February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975.

At least 221 Tarrant County residents died as a result of that conflict yet; there is no physical memorial in Tarrant County to honor those people and the sacrifices and lost to their families and loved ones.

A coalition of Tarrant County and national veterans, patriotic groups, and the Fort Worth Parks Department have come together to change this. We are proposing that a memorial be designed, built, and installed at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Fort Worth in September of 2020, coinciding with the National Medal of Honor Society’s annual conference in Fort Worth that month. The design will be determined through a contest, open to elementary, middle, and high school students in North Texas.

The design of the memorial will be no larger than 5’ tall by 9’ long. It can be constructed of any material but should be considered weather resistant since it will be displayed out of doors. At a minimum, all service people shown on the memorial will be listed by name, the branch of service, date of death, and hometown.

Three winners will receive cash awards of $500 for the first-place winner, $300 for second place and $200 for the third-place finalist. Entries will include a written description and interpretation and be accompanied by visual depictions of the memorial as it will appear when completed.

Entries will be judged on originality, style, creativity, and accuracy of information depicted.

The entry deadline is November 11, 2019. Entries and design will become the property of the Tarrant County Vietnam Memorial Committee.

Please submit entries or inquiries to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum at

See our Facebook page for more information.

- Credit card donations can be made on this page.

- Checks, made payable to the Fort Worth Aviation Museum, please note for the Vietnam Memorial and sent to, Fort Worth Aviation Museum, PO Box 161966, Fort Worth, TX 76161.

- Please contact Jim Hodgson at for pledges or in-kind donations.

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Thank you for helping us remember and honor our Tarrant County heros.

Fort Worth Aviation Museum (EIN: 75-2774571) is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #75-2774571). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.