A large crowd, estimated at 1,800 to 2,000, attended the dedication on November 7, 1999. The Houston Symphonie Band played patriotic music and the songs of each of the five service branches. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with officers of the board, members of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and the Municipal Arts Commission doing the honors of snipping the red ribbons at the two sides of the plaza. Names of those who made the supreme sacrifice were read to a hushed and reverent crowd.
The board, in a letter to SpawGlass, recognized and thanked them for their superhuman effort in completing the project in 5 weeks against an original time set at 3 months. They assigned excellent workmen and supervisors who took a personal interest in delivering a quality project in record time.
SpawGlass Receives Award for Memarial Project
At the annual dinner meeting of the Houston Chapter of the Subcontractors Association of America in January 2000, SpawGlass was named as producing the best project under $15,000,000, the Houston Heights Memorial World War Il Plaza.