College Station, Texas

All American Heroes

Honor. Virtue. Courage. Resilience. 

In College Station, we are proud to serve those that served our country, and that pride is evident throughout our city, from the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M to the Brazos Veterans Memorial. We are a town that knows the sacrifice and hardships that go into the uniform, and we invite you to join us in honoring these true American heroes. Come pay your respects at our many military monuments and museums, dedicated to the veterans of the past and the cadets of the future. 

Honor the Past. Remember in the Present.

At College Station’s Veterans Park, a sporting complex and public park built to honor the veterans of Brazos Valley, you’ll find a tucked-away 12-acre site dedicated to the veterans of some of our nation’s major wars. Reflect at the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza & Wall of Honor, a 250-ton memorial bearing the names of more than 6,000 veterans. These courageous men and women served their country across the history of America and have been honored by the friends and family of the Brazos community. 

Next, walk down the Lynn Stuart Pathway, a half-mile trail dotted with memorials and life-size statues of soldiers, with detailed plaques describing the history of the conflicts and battles these brave soldiers endured. The Pathway continues to grow, with new sculptures being added to represent and honor soldiers from all eras. 

Plan Your Visit to Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial

Dig into Tradition

For a deeper look into the history and might of America, visit one of our nationally recognized museums, like the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library. Learn the life and legacy of America’s 41st president, from his service in WWII to the rich traditions of the Bush family’s home life and legacy of his presidency, including thousands of documents, personal items and even an up-close look at his presidential limo!

See US military history come alive at the Museum of the American G.I. This living history museum is dedicated to keeping the stories of our service men and women alive, from the meticulous maintenance of the tanks they operated to careful conservation of the uniforms they wore. Learn their stories and honor their sacrifice with displays like the award-winning Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit or by attending the annual Living History Weekend for WWII reenactments and demonstrations.

George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Museum of the American G.I.

Learn about the Student Corps

When you walk onto the campus of the Texas A&M University, you’re entering a place where military tradition and honor have always been present. In the late 1800s, almost all students were required to be members of the Corps of Cadets, and this resulted in a “Military Walk,” a narrow-paved street where Cadets assembled daily. While being in the Corps is now optional, the reverence for the troops remains, and visitors can now follow in cadets’ footsteps to see historical markers and monuments on campus. 

Want to learn more about the Corps? Be sure to stop by the Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center to discover just how deeply the military is ingrained in the culture and history of the university. Since 1876, the Corps of Cadets has been the pride of the university, and the center is filled with the relics, tradition and honor that make up the Corps.  

Historic Military Walk Sam Houston Sanders Corps of Cadets Center
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Seek out Our Country's History

College Station is just a short drive from other historic sites and museums. Salute our troops and gear up for a drive that will open your eyes to Texas’ rich military history:

Hearne iconCamp Hearne: In WWII, Camp Hearne served as a prisoner of war camp and housed more than 432,000 POWs captured during the USA’s successful campaign in North Africa and Italy. Today, visitors can see the remnants of the buildings and amenities that once housed thousands and learn about the day-to-day life of a prisoner of war. 

Hearne iconH.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum of Texas: What began as a display in an antique shop in Huntsville, TX, started a remarkable journey and became a full-fledged, one-of-a-kind museum dedicated to honoring veterans. 

Hearne iconWashington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site: On March 2, 1836, just off the Brazos River, a small wooden building in Washington, TX, went down in history as the site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Visitors can explore the handcrafted reproduction of the town and interact with historical reenactors as they soak up this important piece of Texas history. 

Hearne iconStar of the Republic Museum: From 1836 to 1846, Texas proudly declared its independence and existed as a nation unto itself. While they reconciled with the United States, the independent spirit of Texas lives on, and visitors can experience it for themselves at the Star of the Republic Museum. View artifacts, experience reenactments and learn the history of the lives of early Texans in this award-winning museum.