The La Vernia Veterans Memorial, a project of the La Vernia Historical Association, will host a Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11:00 am at the memorial site now under construction at the La Vernia City Park. The public is invited. The Guest Speaker will be retired Army Colonel Mark A. Costello, a highly decorated U. S. Army officer who served for thirty-one years and is now a volunteer and member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1836. The St. Hedwig American Legion Post 539 will Present the Colors. The Alamo Composite Squadron Charter SWR-TX-187 from the Civil Air Patrol and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Susanna Dickinson Chapter will present memorial wreaths. The County Line Community Band will play patriotic music under the pavilion while H-E-B provides light refreshments.
The memorial project is entering Phase II, the erection of the walls with inscribed names of Veterans. More information about how to order an inscription or to participate in other ways can be found here on this website.