Veterans Plaza is one of the original four park sites in Boerne. The park is filled with a variety of trees and sidewalks that lead to the center of the park, where the Veterans War Memorial is located. The park is the site of annual gatherings for Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies.
History of Veterans Plaza
Many Kendall County residents have answered the call of duty to serve their country in time of war. In 1923, the H.J. Graham family erected a memorial monument near the center of Military Plaza (today known as Veterans Plaza) honoring all the men who died as a result of military action in the armed forces during World War I. The names of those who lost their lives are listed on the four sides of the monument.
Years later, a bronze piece was added to the top of the monument recognizing veterans. Plaques were added to recognize those who were killed in combat during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
As part of a 2014 renovation, plaques were added recognizing those killed in combat during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Walk of Honor
The Walk of Honor was installed in 2014 along with other park renovations. It is an extra-wide walkway from Main Street to the center of the park, lined with bricks that include names of family and friends that served or are still serving in the military.