Honoring the Fallen

Pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation’s freedom by visiting some of the area’s memorials, monuments, and museums. These stops can be added to your itinerary and are the perfect way to add some history to your visit and honor our nation’s soldiers.

 

Denton County All-War Memorial (On the Square)Denton County All War Memorial with Courthouse and flags in background

110 West Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201
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Located on the southwest corner of the Courthouse-on-the-Square lawn, this memorial commemorates the residents of Denton County who served their country in the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War (1950-1953), the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War.
 

Texas Veterans Hall of Fame (TVHOF)

Golden Triangle Mall, Suite L19, 2201 South Interstate 35 East, Denton, TX 76205
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Located in the Golden Triangle Mall, Suite L19, the Texas Veterans Hall of Fame is home to a mini-museum and learning experience. They are part of a larger Trail of Honor that features over 1,200 miles in Texas highlighting 22 key military museums and memorials. Some of the Trail includes museums like Meacham Field Air Museum in Fort Worth, Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, and the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Dallas.
For more information about TVHOF, like hours of operation, the Trail of Honor, and their virtual museum, click here.


Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr. Veterans Memorial Park

6100 Sun Ray Drive, Denton, TX 76208
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Army Specialist Ernest W. Dallas Jr. Veterans Memorial Park is a 5-acre neighborhood park located at 6100 Sun Ray Drive and is connected to the Denton Katy Trail. In 2018, Denton was named a Purple Heart City, and the sign is posted in this park. The park honors Army Spc. Ernest W. Dallas Jr. who died July 24, 2005, while serving in Iraq.
 

I.O.O.F. Cemetery - Arthur O. McNitzky and All War Veterans Buried Here

711 South Carroll Boulevard, Denton, TX 76201
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A memorial to Arthur O. McNitzky and all war veterans buried here stands in front of a flagpole near the entrance to the historic I.O.O.F. Cemetery. IOOF or Independent Order of Odd Fellow Cemetery is located on the northwest intersection of South Carroll and Eagle Drive. The I.O.O.F. Cemetery has a long and interesting history, for more information visit the Denton County Office of History and Culture blog about IOOF Cemetery and Its Founders
 

I.O.O.F. Cemetery - First Denton County Soldier to Die in World War I

711 South Carroll Boulevard, Denton, TX 76201
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Sergeant Arthur O. McNitzky was killed at the Battle of St. Etienne during World War I and was the first Denton County soldier to die in battle. He is buried at Denton's historic I.O.O.F. Cemetery, his plot can be found in Section H.
 

Veterans Memorial - Little Elm Town Hall

100 West Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm, TX 75068
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This veterans memorial was erected by the local American Legion post in 2005 in front of the town hall for Little Elm, Texas. Each service force, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marine Corps are recognized with a flag and emblem. In front of the memorial are the American legion emblem and two bald eagle sculptures.
 

Graham-Argyle Cemetery Veterans Memorial

321 Country Club Road, Argyle, TX 76226
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A memorial to American war veterans stands near the front of historic Graham-Argyle Cemetery, Argyle, Texas. This cemetery is still active, located on Country Club Road.
 

Sanger Downtown Park Veterans Memorial

502 Elm Street, Sanger, TX 76266
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A memorial to Sanger community American war veterans stands on the grounds of Downtown Park, which is between Bolivar, Main, Elm, and North Fourth Streets, Sanger, Texas.
 

World War I memorial in downtown Pilot Point

55 South Washington Street, Pilot Point, TX 76258
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The memorial honors all fallen WWI soldiers by name from Texas and Oklahoma. 
 

 

These are just a few of the monuments, memorials, and museums that can be found across Denton County. Many of these locations exist around Texas and neighboring states making for an interesting road trip or day trip.