The Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial Plaza is the inspired design of local engineer Carter W. Clark, Jr. Using nature as the inspiration for the Memorial, his design invokes the respect, honor and reverence given to our Van Zandt County sons and daughters who died in the service to their country.
At the center of the Memorial Plaza will be a larger-than-life bronze statue of a kneeling soldier guarding a line of granite markers engraved with the names of fallen and missing servicemen and women from Van Zandt County. A granite archway with etchings of the five military seals will cover the path entering the center of the Plaza.
A large gazebo near the archway will give respite from the weather, as well as serve as a pavillion for outdoor public events. On the edge of the Plaza will be decommissioned military armament, including a jet airplane, helicopter, armored tank, ship’s screw (propeller), and a ship’s anchor. The Memorial Plaza design includes flowing lines, curves and winding sidewalks with heavy landscaping, including shrubs and trees with the American flag flying high above.
Carter Clark has created a solice for family members, loved ones, comrades and visitors to remember our departed military citizens. His elegant design will be a lasting tribute to our Armed Forces for future generations to appreciate and admire.
If you or your organization would like to support the Memorial with a donation, please send your donations by check or money order to the following address:
Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial
1200 S. Trade Days Blvd, Suite 600
Canton, TX 75103
Tel: (903) 567-0657