Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3067 gave the Gulf War Memorial at the cityâ€™s Bluebird Park a new lease on life on Friday.
The post, through financial and material donations and volunteer labor, revamped the memorial to honor the armed forces the members of the armed forces who were killed or injured in various wars since 1776.
Former VFW Commander Jay Wood hopes the new memorial will make Deer Park known as the â€śCity of Honor and Remembrance.â€ť
Current Commander Tom Richardson said the south Main Street memorial is designed to show the â€śpride and gratitude for those tasks they (those veterans) have fulfilled.â€ť
Boy Scout Troop 202 and Deer Park High Schooler Sammy Hoog, who played â€śTaps,â€ť also took part in the ceremony, which concluded with an impromptu singing of â€śGod Bless America.â€ť
Mayor Robert Whisman said the city will begin the process of renaming the park to Veterans Memorial Park.