The inaugural dedication ceremony of the Abilene ISD Veterans Memorial Wall will be held on the grounds of Dyess Elementary School on Nov. 11, 2022, at 9 a.m.

The Veterans Memorial Wall, which is part of the new AISD Memorial Park, will feature the names of AISD students and employees who served in a branch of the U.S. military and have passed away. The veterans’ names included in the first ceremony were submitted this year by friends and families, and the district plans to add names to the wall each Veterans Day as more families wish to honor their loved ones.

The ceremony will include remarks from leaders of AISD and Dyess Air Force Base along with participation by Dyess Elementary students and the Cooper High School JROTC color guard.

The AISD Memorial Park on the grounds of Dyess Elementary also features a F-4D Phantom jet that has been part of the Dyess campus since 1990.

Anyone wishing to submit a name for future consideration for inclusion on the wall can complete the Veterans Memorial Wall nomination form at