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Veterans Day Ceremony & Rededication of Hometown Heroes Park (formerly Eastern Regional Park)

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The City of League City was proud to honor local veterans, servicemen and women, and their families during a special ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2013.The League City Veterans Day Ceremony took place at 10 a.m. at Hometown Heroes Park (formerly Eastern Regional Park) at 2105 Dickinson Ave.

In addition to the ceremony the City also rededicated the newly renamed Hometown Heroes Park.In early 2013 Councilmembers Kinsey and Thiess originally presented the idea of renaming Eastern Regional Park in honor of veterans. “You cannot have too many chances to educate your children as to the true heroes in our midst.Yes, there are sports heroes and movie heroes, but there are also military heroes,” said Councilmember Thiess.

On June 25, 2013 the City Council approved a public contest to rename Eastern Regional Park to honor the nations veterans. The City accepted suggestions of new names from July 4 to August 2.An eight-member renaming committee consisting of veterans, City Councilmembers, a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp., and members of the American Legion narrowed the list of more than 100 suggested names down to four names for public voting.

On August 22 the four names -- Freedom Park, Patriots Park, Veterans and Heroes Park, and Hometown Heroes Park -- were announced at American Legion Post 554 in League City in conjunction with the American Legion Legacy Run in advance of the American Legion National Convention.Public voting on the names began August 26 on the city’s website at www.leaguecity.com, by phone and by text message. Nearly 3,000 votes were cast and Hometown Heroes Park was the popular choice with 1,532 votes.City Council approved the new name, Hometown Heroes Park on October 8, 2013.

The City invites citizens and their families to visit the newly renamed park and enjoy the facilities while reflecting on the sacrifices made by our own hometown heroes.