Nov 11 at 10:39am

The Woodlands pays tribute to its veterans

by The Woodlands

The Woodlands is very appreciative of its veterans as well as active, reserve and recently discharged service men and women who have dedicated their lives to our country. In recognition of Veteran’s Day, The Woodlands Township is inviting residents to its free Veterans Day Tribute on Friday, November 11 at 4:30 pm at Town Green Park in The Woodlands Town Center.

 The tribute will feature a presentation of Colors and musical performances. Brigadier General Brevet Constance C. McNabb will be the keynote speaker. A Care Package Drop-Off Booth will also be on site during the ceremony. For a list of recommended donation items, click here.

Town Green Park is located at 2099 Lake Robbins Drive between The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and South Montgomery County Library.  Free event parking will be available in the Town Center garage at The Pavilion, near the intersection of Lake Robbins Drive and Six Pines Drive.

The Woodlands also pays tribute to its veterans in pieces of art on the east side of Town Green Park. The Veterans’ Memorial Monument by J. David Nunneley was dedicated on May 25, 2015 in honor of "active duty personnel and veterans of all military branches and conflicts”.  The monument includes the sculpture, The Way Home, by Edd Hayes. "The Way Home” pays its respect to two residents: Army Cpl. Cory C. Kosters from The Woodlands who was killed in Samarra, Iraq on March 5, 2007 and Army Cpl. Zach R. Endsley of Spring who was killed on July 23, 2007 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Memorial Monument also includes a Walk of Honor, featuring memorial tiles and educational information from major wars since World War II as well as military branch service emblems.

For more information on the over 50 sculptures in The Woodlands, click here

Here at the office of The Woodlands Development Company, we would like to thank Heath Melton, Vice President, MPC Residential, for his service in the Army as a Captain. His Military Occupational Specialty was as a Field Artillery Officer (Mechanized), Air Assault Qualified. Melton was stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Steward, Georgia; and Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He was deployed to Kosovo in 2001 and in 2003 to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His notable decorations include Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device.

So this Friday, stop by to pay tribute to our veterans at Town Green Park, a veteran in your office or simply thank a veteran who has helped serve our country.