CONROE, TX — Woodforest National Bank recently donated $150,000 to the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park (MCVMP) as a representative of their dedicated support of both active duty servicemembers and Veterans. Their sponsorship will be on display in front of âTHE LINEâ on Victory Lane at the MCVMP in Conroe.
Along with MCVM Commission Members, Woodforest made the presentation with their leadership and staff who served in the U.S. military at the ceremony. In addition, Woodforest Bank added their names to THE LINE at the park.
âTHE LINEâ honors ALL active duty servicemembers and veterans from across the country who have pledged an oath to defend and honorably serve the constitution of the United States. Currently six name panels and four landmark signs are on display under the 17 flags on Victory Lane lining the eastern edge of the park. The monument will grow with up to twenty additional name panels and then cross over the reflection pond to also line the westernmost side of the memorial. QR codes can be scanned to listen to individual accounts and sacrifices Veterans have made. Beyond honor, the memorial serves to educate tomorrowâs youth and future leaders.
âWhen you view the names, you will not find rank, just their name and branch of service,â said Jimmie C. Edwards, Chairman and Ret. U.S. Marine. âEach of these people served our nation honorably. They deserve our appreciation. This contribution helps us with our mission to transition from a local to a nationally recognized memorial. We are not scratching names on a granite wall and walking off. It is important to show the country and state what Montgomery County is about.â
Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, illuminating, and enriching our youth, families, and communities from this state and this nation to the services, experiences and sacrifices of our United States Veterans and First Responders.
Howard Wood, Director of Public Relations and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran added information. âIn 8 months, we received over six hundred names from nineteen states on this monument. One family brought over twenty members from Tennessee to Conroe this summer and held a personal ceremony to commemorate their grandfatherâs service. Eventually this memorial will honor over 10,000 men and women just like him. Without enthusiastic and willing partners like Woodforest National Bank, it would take a lot longer to expand he parkâ.
âWoodforest National Bank is honored to support the recognition of our Veterans through the Montgomery County Veterans Park. This Memorial means so much to our community and it highlights the dedication and sacrifice of those who have served in our military. We are thankful for the service of all Veterans and extremely proud to see the names of Woodforest employees who have served among those recognized on The Line. Veterans who protect our country are true heroes,â said Jay Dreibelbis, President and CEO, Woodforest National Bank.
Learn more about the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Commission www.honoredmission.org