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  • Monument Name

    Vance County WWII Memorial, Henderson

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Henderson

  • County

    Vance

  • Description

    The monument consists of a stone slab standing approximately five feet tall with a bronze plaque. The plaque lists the names of those lost in World War II from Vance County. The monument sits between the county’s Korean and Vietnam War memorials.

  • Inscription

    FOR GOD AND COUNTRY / 1941 1949 / IN MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / IN WORLD WAR II, / VANCE COUNTY, N.C. / [list of names in three columns] / ERECTED BY / THE HENDERSON LIONS CLUB / 1947

  • Custodian

    The Henderson Lions Club

  • Dedication Date

    1947

  • Decade

    1940s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.328320 , -78.400880 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Vance County World War II Memorial," Markeroni.com, (accessed January 20, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    The Henderson Lions Club

  • Location

    The monument is located across from the First United Methodist Church on Garnett Street. It sits in line with two other monuments - the Vance County Vietnam War memorial on its right and the Vance County Korean War memorial on its left. The Vance County Confederate Monument stands down an adjacent street, in front of the Courthouse.

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