Veterans Park and Athletic Complex - College Station, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 30° 38.530 W 096° 17.681
14R E 759272 N 3393067
Quick Description: The memorial’s centerpiece is a rusted metal girder from one of the collapsed towers. The artifact was presented to the members of TX Task Force 1 from the Brazos Valley, who assisted with the search and rescue effort of the World Trade Center.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2016 7:43:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMRPGK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description: WebsiteThe rusted steel beam stands upright amid a stylized design of one of the airplanes that toppled the buildings, and is elegantly surrounded by bent concrete columns that resemble the fallen towers in two footprints — one black, one white. A banked and curved path leads to the monument through and array of bushes, suggesting a plane flight from which there is no escape.

Texas A&M architecture professor Taeg Nishimoto led the design process creating a memorial.

Date of Dedication: 5/31/2005

Name of organization that built the memorial: Cities of Bryan, College Station and Brazos County Commissioners Court

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Text on the memorial:
War on Terror Memorial The Brazos Valley Veterans War of Terror Memorial is composed of a steel relic from the World Trade Center Towers in New York City that was struck by enemies of the United States of America on September 11, 2001. The tortured steel stands alone among prostrate concrete columns that symbolize the destruction of those two magnificent structures and the lives of over 3,000 innocent people. The steel relic was brought to Texas by members of Texas Task Force I, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial is privileged to make it a part of America's only memorial for all veterans fo the United States. The War on Terror Memorial was dedicated on May 30, 2006. U.S. Congressman Chet Edwards Keynote Speaker L. Lynn Stuart President EVVM Taeg Nishimoto Architect P. David Romei Vice President & Design Chairman

Physical address of memorial:
3101 Harvey Road
College Station, TX USA

Website for more information: [Web Link]

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

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