Wounded Warrior Project® is committed to serving wounded veterans of this generation that bear both the visible and invisible wounds of wars from burns and amputations, traumatic brain injuries and paralysis, to combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Mount Soledad Memorial Association - Our Mission
To create a monument honoring veterans who have served our country, as both a unique registry of our military heritage and to educate the public on the contributions of military personnel throughout our nations history.
USS Stewart (DE–238) is an Edsall Class Destroyer Escort. The Stewart is one of only two preserved U.S. destroyer escorts and the only surviving example of her class.
On 25 June 1974, USS Stewart and the Gato-class submarine Cavalla were donated by the U.S. Navy to the city of Galveston for use as part of Seawolf Park, a memorial to the Texans who lost their lives in World War II located on Pelican Island. Both vessels were placed, in their entirety, on land, overlooking the city.
As of 2006, a significant restoration effort was underway for Stewart, with extensive sandblasting, repainting and repairs aimed at returning the ship to its wartime appearance. In addition, work is currently underway to correct a number of inaccuracies, including the ship's mast, which currently originates from the Buckley-class USS Holton.
On 11 November 2007 the USS Stewart was officially inducted into the National Register of Historic Places in a formal ceremony held in conjunction with regular annual Veterans Day activities. Captain C.W. "Swede" Andersen, President of the Texas Navy Association, Dwayne Jones, Executive Director of the Galveston Historical Foundation, Lyda Ann Thomas, Mayor of Galveston and a host of other dignitaries were present for the ceremony.