Knox County Historical Commission
Veterans Memorial Project Flag

See the narrative below the flag for details.

This display was constructed by Harold Beck of Vera, Texas. As each $1,000 was donated or accumulated, a star was added to this flag. Much to the surprise of many, the flag quickly filled with stars.

Equally to the surprise of some, the original goal of $50,000 was not sufficient to complete the project. First estimates were that the memorial would contain 2,000 names, when the applications were received and counted, there were nearly 3,000. With this increase in names and lettering to be done, the number of columns in the memorial had to be increased to accomodate the additional names.

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