Annually, the Heritage Commission adds the names of past and present Lakeway residents to the Spirit of Freedom Monument system. The Monument honors those residents who served in the armed forces during specified periods of war, hostility or conflict, including World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Panama, and Operations Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), and the Global War on Terror.
Names of residents must be submitted by Aug. 15 to be confirmed, engraved and subsequently recognized during the Veterans Day ceremonies held at Lake Travis High School Performing Arts Center. The tax-deductible donation cost for an engraving on the monument is $160 for veterans of World War II-Vietnam and $175 for post-World War II, such as the Gulf War, Iraq, and post 9/11 conflicts.
More information may be obtained by email or by calling the Heritage Center any Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.