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Past Exhibits

Texas Vietnam Heroes

Through Sept. 8: 3,417 dog tags memorialize Texans who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

 
 

About the Exhibit:

Texas Vietnam Heroes

August 3, 2013 - September 8, 2013

Read a comprehensive press release

 

EXHIBIT EXTENDED. Revised Closing date: Sept. 8

 
 
The Institute of Texan Cultures and the San Antonio veteran communtiy invites the public to attend an opening ceremony, 10 a.m., Saturday, August 3, for this powerful and emotional exhibit experience. The Texas Vietnam Heroes exhibit pays tribute to every Texan who died in the Vietnam War. Admission for the ceremony is free.
 
The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit was developed by the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Committee to honor and remember every Texan who died in the Vietnam War, including 102 Texans who remain Missing In Action. Every Texan who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam is individually represented on one of a pair of dog tags that includes his name, rank, branch of service, date of loss and home of record. The second dog tag will be entombed within the monument being placed at the capitol building in Austin.
 
The exhibit is an educational and healing opportunity, teaching the community about Vietnam veterans, and giving veterans the opportunity to honor their comrades who never came home.
 

Free Admission - Sundays during the Exhibit

In honor of the Texans represented in this exhibit, as well as their families, the Institute of Texan Cultures offers free admission to all visitors on August 4, 11, 18, 25 and Sept 1 and 8.
 
The Texas Vietnam Heroes exhibit in San Antonio is made possible with the generous support of the Valero Energy Foundation.

 

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