Fallen Warrior Memorial groundbreaking kicks off local fund raising efforts

Today at 4 p.m. the groundbreaking for the Pflugerville Fallen Warrior Memorial at Pfluger Park will mark the beginning of fund-raising and other activities for the memorial. The first fund-raising event will be a *censored*tail party held at the clubhouse of Falcon Pointe directly following the groundbreaking ceremony.

Memorial Site Planning Underway

Planning for the Fallen Soldier Memorial is in full swing. Committee members met with Glen Holzer, director of parks and recreation, Feb. 24 at the future site near Gilleland Creek in Pfluger Park to review some of the rules and building regulations for the site and look at the new design. After learning four Pflugerville residents died in World War I and none died in Vietnam, the design for the Fallen Soldier Memorial was changed.

Committee Plans Memorial for Pflugerville's Fallen

During the Feb. 2 State of the Union Address, President Bush acknowledged Pflugerville resident’s William and Janet Norwood whose son, Marine Sergeant Byron Norwood, was killed in action last year in Fallujah, Iraq.

The loss of Sgt. Norwood deeply touched members of the Pflugerville community and more than 1,000 friends and family of Sgt. Norwood attended services honoring him at the Pflugerville High School Fine Arts Center. Late last year a group of citizens began gathering support and searching for a way to memorialize Sgt. Norwood’s sacrifice for his country.