The Dallas, Texas Vietnam Memorial
The Daughters of the American Revolution [ DAR ] in Dallas, Texas, erected a Vietnam Memorial. The memorial is located in Fair Park, near the DAR House, on a plot east of First, just south of Parry Street. You can follow the red DAR signs within the park.
The site consists of 5 stone constructs. Four are arranged
parallel to each other. The inner 2 have names on both sides while the
outer 2 have names only on the side facing inward. Offset to the northwest
of these is the final piece, which is a 'Missing in Action' memorial.
Vietnam Memorial in Dallas, Texas
The inscription for the memorial reads:
WE DEDICATE THIS MEMORIAL
TO THE VETERANS OF THE VIETNAM WARWHILE REMEMBERING THOSE TEXANS
WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN ALL AMERICAN WARS
THEIR SACRIFICES REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS
Memorial stone for Missing in Action
at Dallas Vietnam Memorial
The inscription on this stone reads:
MISSING IN ACTION
IN THE HARSH REALITY OF WAR
THE WOUNDS THAT RUN DEEPEST
ARE THE WOUNDS OF UNCERTAINTY.
THESE ARE THE WOUNDS THAT CANNOT HEAL.
FOR THESE TEXANS,
WE PRAY THAT THEIR FATES WILL BECOME KNOWN
AND THAT FOR THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND FELLOW VETERANS
THERE CAN FINALLY BE AN END.
THOUGH THEIR DESTINIES REMAIN UNKNOWN
THEIR HEROIC SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.
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