Through the support of very generous community donations – most notably from former Mayor Jimmy Thompson and residents Col. R.P.S. Raj and his wife, Kanwal Bhalla – the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation was able to complete the installation of a striking eagle statue and fund the design and construction of the surrounding plaza pictured here.
The second phase of renovations to a veterans memorial plaza at Sugar Land’s Memorial Park has officially been unveiled.
Sugar Land City Council members, members of the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation and veterans were among the attendees of a March 29 ribbon cutting for Phase 2 of the Sugar Land Memorial Park Eagle Plaza.
The project included demolishing a small portion of the existing sidewalk to install a concrete plaza, seat walls and benches along with concrete engraving, and landscaping and irrigation work.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony came on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a holiday made official in 2017 that honors the service and sacrifices of Vietnam War veterans on March 29, marking the day the last U.S. combat troops departed Vietnam in 1973, according to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Bronze Eagle sculpture and bronze plaque acknowledge Park dedication. Memorial Park Sugar Land TX – Bronze plaque by MARCOZA Castings.