Join us on April 10 as the City of Burleson proudly celebrates Vietnam War veterans at Veterans Memorial Plaza. Honor guards from the BHS/JROTC present the nation's colors, raise the POW/MIA flag, lay a wreath, and play taps in tribute to military veterans.
The site of the local celebration is Veterans Memorial Plaza, 298 E. Renfro St., near Renfro Street and I-35W. The City-owned plaza includes a fountain and room for 3,000-plus bricks engraved with the names of local service members. The plaza also includes a bronze eagle and Purple Heart memorial that were unveiled in 2009; the Johnson County Veterans Monument that was added in 2010; and a POW monument that was added in 2011.
Jan. 12, 1962, marked the United States’ first combat mission against the Viet Cong. In 2012, on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day. March 29, 1973, was the date that the last of the troops left Vietnam.