One of the main reasons that the Veterans War Memorial of Texas was developed is
to provide an educational and historical setting so that schools, teachers, students
and families may visit and learn about all the wars and conflicts of this nation
while honoring the sacrifices of the 1.3 million men and women killed or missing
in action in these wars and conflicts.
Visiting the Memorial
Teachers are invited to bring their students to the Memorial in order to enhance
classroom instruction and engage students at this innovative, one-of-a-kind, educational
and historical Memorial. There is no requirement to request permission or coordinate
with the Veterans War Memorial Foundation prior to your visit. Please call 956.631.2511
or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
There are events such as
on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Pearl Harbor Day that are held with the support
of the City of McAllen where veterans, teachers, students, and all community members
are encouraged to attend to honor all veterans for their service and remember the
sacrifice of those who gave their lives for this country.
We understand the demands placed on teachers in todays’ learning environment. In
an effort to assist teachers , we are in process of working with regional Educational
Service Centers along with local teachers to develop additional lesson plans along
with supporting materials tied to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) established
by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We are working on a grant to fund this initiative
for Summer 2009. As these educational materials are developed they will be posted
on this website.
We have developed a wiki to share lesson plans and collaborate
on other lesson plans being developed. Please go to vetmem.pbwiki.com if
you’d like to assist in this effort by sharing your educational materials or contribute
to other materials being developed.