Press Release...


August 15, 2005

Contact Information:

Malcolm Browne, Chairman, The Veterans Museum in Texas


Subject: Tranfer of Land From Exxonmobil to Veterans Museum

A signing ceremony will occur on Monday, August 15, 2005 as plans move forward for the construction of a National Museum for all veterans, marking the first time in history that all five branches of the military are honored under one roof. The museum will cover the time period starting with the American Revolution to the present and continue to forward as our military are calling to defend the Constitution.

The signing ceremony will take place at Ameripoint Title, 1 Riverway, Suite 160, Houston, Texas at 9:30 am.

Land Transfer

On Monday, August 15, 2005, a historic signing ceremony was held as ExxonMobil transferred 35 acres of land to the Veterans Museum in Texas. The site location at Interstate 45 and Scarsdale Blvd. will allow the Veterans Museum committee to move into the next phase of development to include fund raising with local, state, and federal partners along with foundations, corporations, and individuals whose interest is in preserving the memories of all veterans through an oral history project but to include collections of artifacts donated by veterans.

In attendance was former Governor Mark White; Houston Councilwoman Toni Lawrence; Admiral Robert Kramek, former Commandant of the Coast Guard and museum Board Member; Board Member Major General Stuart Haynesworth, USAF (Ret); Pasadena Mayor John Manlove; Oliver Luck, President, The Houston Sports Authority; Ms. Kim Nguyen, Former President of the Houston Viet Namese Community Association; representatives of Governor Rick Perry, Senator John Cornyn, Congressman Ted Poe, and Councilwoman Shelly Sekula-Gibbs; along with many other community leaders.