The Patriots' Hall of Dripping Springs is a special place that honors the service and sacrifice of veterans. It was founded by two veterans, Shorty Barnett and Gary Hale, who wanted to create a permanent home for activities that would appeal to younger veterans. The Hall is located in Dripping Springs, Texas, a small town that was founded in 1854 by three families who had traveled from Mississippi. It quickly became a stagecoach stop and part of a freight line between Austin and Fredericksburg. At the opening ceremony of the Patriots' Hall, veterans, donors, community supporters and members of the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce were present.
Dr. Pound, Hays County's first doctor, had served in both the Civil and Mexican Wars and four generations of his family had lived at home. The Hall is a permanent retreat and resource center designed to meet the needs of all veterans and their families. The goal of the Patriots' Hall is to bring together veterans from all ages and military services to attend rotating art classes, therapeutic workshops, off-site field trips, networking opportunities, motivational speakers, family reunions, VA claims assistance and their own wellness center. Every day, veterans come home from service and face financial difficulties, family transitions and emotional and physical challenges.
The Patriots' Hall provides a safe space for them to find support and resources. The Patriots' Hall of Dripping Springs is an important part of the local community. It serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. It also provides a place for veterans to come together to share their stories and experiences. The Hall is a testament to the strength and resilience of our nation's veterans.