George S. Berry
American Legion Post 575
Department of Texas
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. To learn more about the American Legion, Visit the Texas and National websites.
The Lubbock area Veterans War Memorial is at Henry Huneke Park, on the corner of Nashville Ave. and 82nd Street, Lubbock.
The Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial was dedicated on December 7, 2003. The Memorial is a reminder of the sacrifices of the men and women who have given of themselves for our country. Some served, and some gave all for the cause of Freedom.
The bricks that make up the memorial honor Veterans that served in the Armed Forces, the names inscribed on the marble wall are reserved for the Department of Defense classification of Killed in Action.
The Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial is among the largest memorials in the United States outside of Washington D.C., with a Construction cost of 1.2 million dollars. Bricks are still available for those who wish to honor a loved one, or for those members of the Armed Forces who wish to have a lasting memorial to the time they served their Country.