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 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.

Educational Resources

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 if you’d like to assist in this effort by sharing your educational materials or contribute to other materials being developed.

Lesson Plans