Bruce and Jenny Arunyon along with Joe Ferella worked diligently to make the Bay Area Veterans Memorial a reality. After searching the entire region, the Arunyons discovered that the Clear Lake region did not have a veterans memorial. Many traveled into Houston to visit memorials so as residents of Seabrook, they felt Seabrook would make the perfect location for the Bay Area Veterans Memorial. The Arunyons and Ferella designed the entire memorial, including additional construction phases and held countless fundraisers to help fund the project.
In October 2013, Joe Ferella passed after a long battle with cancer and a granite plaque has been placed at the memorial in his honor. Ferella served in the US Army, 82nd Airborne from 1964 to 1966.
Bay Area Veterans Memorial Task Force
The City of Seabrook donated the land for the Bay Area Veterans Memorial in 2012 and then in 2017, the city assumed ownership of the project. The Bay Area Veterans Memorial Task Force serves as an advisory committee for the memorial and manages the sale of bricks, granite plaques, events and memorial maintenance.
If you would like to volunteer to either serve on the task force or if you would like to help with one of our events please connect with us.