Major Initiatives

Missouri City Veterans Memorial

When the Missouri City Parks Foundation was initiated in 2016, the first major project the foundation took on was the creation of a veterans memorial. The board determined that there would be no greater capstone project than providing funds for a park that not only established a unique outdoor experience for residents, but provided a tribute to those individuals who sought to protect the very ideals on which the United States of America was founded. To date, the Missouri City Parks Foundation has raised over $400,000 for the Missouri City Veterans Memorial.

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2019, the City of Missouri City, in collaboration with the Missouri City Parks Foundation, held a ground breaking ceremony for the Missouri City Veterans Memorial.  At the ceremony, one of the many representatives of the American Legion read the following words from an anonymous source:

“It is the veteran, not the preacher, who has given you freedom of religion.  It is the veteran, not the reporter, who has given you freedom of the press. It is the veteran, not the poet, who has given you freedom of speech.  It is the veteran, not the protester, who has given you freedom to assemble.  It is the veteran, not the lawyer, who has given you the right to a fair trial.  It is the veteran, not the politician, who has given you the right to vote.”

The Missouri City Parks Foundation supports the community’s effort to honor those men and women, our veterans, who have provided us with the freedoms we enjoy today.  When the memorial is complete, it will serve to honor those who have served in the military of the United States of America and to educate future generations. 

Construction of the memorial is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2020.  The project has been supported by generous donations from The George Foundation, Wells Fargo, H-E-B, Niagara Bottling, and many others.

Consider becoming a part of this initiative by purchasing a Memorial Paver or by making a donation:

Missouri City Veterans Memorial Design

Through the generous contribution of a corporate donation, the Missouri City Parks Foundation contributed to the improvement of Gammill Park.

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Missouri City Parks Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships have been awarded by the Missouri City Parks Foundation to individuals on the basis of service through the Mayor’s Youth Commission, merit, achievement in school, leadership qualities, and outside activities as determined from applicants’ completed applications and personal interviews. Scholarship recipients have gone on to major universities and the military.