The Never Forget Garden Brazos Valley is located at the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial in College Station Veterans Park. The Never Forget Garden is an ongoing, all-volunteer project. This project encompasses members representing local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), local Sons of the American Revolution Chapter (SAR), A&M Garden Club and other garden groups, veterans, organizations, and numerous individuals. The monument, plaque and garden commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Never Forget Garden, now in its early stages, will be a permanent memorial in our community’s Veterans Park, a special place of remembrance for all missing and unknown service members of all wars who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Never Forget Garden Veterans Memorial/Tomb of the Unknown Soldier remembrance will honor and remember America’s missing and unknown soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the present. The Never Forget Garden will be a living tribute and a place for quiet reflection. As an educational opportunity, future generations can learn about patriotism and that freedom that comes with a heavy price. Additionally, wreath-laying ceremonies can be scheduled to honor remembered loved ones and friends.
Features of the Never Forget Garden include the following:
Size – 21’ x 30’
7-foot granite monument with a wreath
Large granite star in the plaza center
Engraved brick pavers on the inside border
Two granite pedestals, one on each side of the entrance to the memorial
Flowers and trees native to the area
Never Forget Garden plaque
Wrought iron bench at the garden entrance
For more information about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., please click here.