The old Memorial Park languished dry, decrepit and deserted. There was no there, there … anywhere.
But then five tall soldiers, each a granite pillar rough around the edges but with honed faces came to stand at attention around the Axis of Freedom. Marine. Army. Navy. Airforce. Coast Guard. The North Star hovers between the American and Texas Flags on the same north line. The old cedar gazebo gave way to a five-pointed steel star. Visitors her look down Freedom Lane over the brick pavers of every Veteran from Lago Vista.