For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library
2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Veterans Park

Veterans Park in Nederland, TX is a memorial space to honor the brave men and women who have served the USA since the Texas War for Independence in 1836. The concept for the park developed during a conversation between City Manager Chris Duque and Angela Fanette, Parks and Recreation Supervisor.

Veterans Park honors everyone who has worn a uniform with pride and dignity: anyone who is currently serving our great country, anyone who has served in the past during war or peace, and anyone who survived conflict or perished in it. It follows a long-standing tradition in which began during World War II when Nederland residents banded together to create the Nederland Honor Roll. It also incorporates the Memorial which was relocated from Tex Ritter Park. For more information on the Nederland Honor Wall and previous memorials and monuments click here.

The Park project bid was awarded to L&L General Contractors and was designed by the LaBiche Architectural Group with input from the City's Veterans' Advisory Committee. The groundbreaking ceremony was scheduled for July 27, 2015 with an anticipated completion date in October. You can check out the progress of the Veterans Park construction by clicking here.

The Dedication Ceremony was held on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2015. You can view Dedication Ceremony photographs, program and flyer here.

The Dedication Ceremony was the culmination of the first phase of the Veterans Park Project. Phase II and III involve plans for a statue on a monument and an electronic kiosk to support the Veterans' Database Project.We will post information on those phases as it becomes available.


Veterans Park Committee

We would like to acknowledge the contribution and support of the members of the Veterans Park Committee during the design and implementation stages of this project:

Andrew Arnold
Talmadge C. Austin
Jerry Kelley
Emma Lou Sehon
Mark Tarver

 

Veterans Database

This vision includes providing an online database so that people may learn more about the history of the veterans being honored in the Park. Having accurate records to add veterans’ names and to describe their personal stories will be an integral part of this process. The database will include a variety of photographs, documents, as well as interviews conducted as part of the Library's oral history project. The resulting database will become a great boon to people doing research on these heroes.

The Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library will house the database, striving to ensure that every name in the database is complete with rank and branch of service and other information such as written and oral histories from the veterans themselves or their family and other electronic data, such as scanned copies of photos or newspaper clippings. This database will be available to the public and will serve as a link to each individual for genealogical or other research.

For more information on the database or to search a name, please click here.

Volunteers are needed to help research the biographies of the veterans listed in the database, as well as to conduct oral history interviews. Information, documents and photographs from family and friends is welcome. To volunteer or contribute materials, please contact ... at 409-722-1255.


On The Home Front

Even though the 20th and 21st century wars and conflicts did not take place on American soil, all of them had an impact on the American homefront. This section showcases a sampling of resources that illustrate homefront activities during the various wars. From rationing to protest, we've gathered information from local newspapers, photographs, and oral histories to illustrate how events affected Nederland and, in some cases, the surrounding area. To access the On the Home Front Collection, click here.