A Message from the Chairman
Thank you for inquiring about our Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. This memorial is being built to honor all Veterans who have served our country in the past and are currently serving in our military.
This impressive memorial is located in Paris, Texas next to the Eiffel Tower at the Love Civic Center. The Memorial’s centerpiece is the Ring of Honor, an elevated ring of granite walls containing the names of all men and women from the five county Red River Valley area who made the ultimate sacrifice in a combat zone while in service to our country. Surrounding the Ring of Honor are double-sided granite Conflict Walls etched with information and graphic depictions of each war or conflict beginning with the Texas Revolution up to the present war with Global War on Terror, with room for depictions of future conflicts. Leading up to and surrounding the Ring of Honor are walkways with 1’ x 2’ granite pavers engraved with the names of the men and women who served and were fortunate to return home, or those who are currently serving our country.
The Red River Valley Veterans Memorial is a place for reflection, remembrance and gratitude. It is our hope that this will also be a place to educate present and future generations of the sacrifice made by a member of their own family and their community to secure the freedoms we all enjoy. And may it be a reminder that
"Freedom Is Not Free.”