HV council approves policy for Veteran recognition on monument
During Tuesday's meeting, the Highland Village City Council approved a resolution amending the policy for veteran recognition on the city's Veterans Monument. The approved policy allows recognition on the monument of veterans killed in action that were or had been Highland Village residents and honorably discharged veterans who maintained Highland Village residency for a period of at least one year at any point in their life. The city will fund the 6" x 6" plaque of the veteran killed in action and the family or sponsor will fund the 2" x6" plaque of the honorably discharged veteran. The previous policy only allowed recognition of deceased veterans who had lived in Highland Village. City staff had received requests to honor veterans still living in Highland Village so the council formed an ad hoc committee of Highland Village veterans to review and amend the policy. The committee presented their findings to the council at the Sept. 25 meeting. The Veterans Monument is located on the grounds of the Highland Village Municipal Complex, adjacent to the Armed Services Monument and the Inland Trail.