World War II Veterans Monument, Durham
The plaque-style monument rests on an angled concrete base and lists names of each veteran. It is a tribute to the veterans of the Second World War who hailed from the Durham area.
Top<: Role of Honor/ 1941 1945/ In honor of those who answered their country’s call in World War II/ the Durham Exchange Club dedicates this memorial
[Inscribed list of veterans' names]
Bottom: This prayer we make to penitence all who pass by here may/ regard this costliness of human strife; The value of a soldiers life!
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The funds for this monument were raised by the Durham Exchange Club.
Around 16 million Americans served in World War II. The monument lists the names of soldiers from the Durham area who died during the war.
Located in front of the Durham County courthouse, this monument stands next to the Durham County World War I and the Durham County Korea and Vietnam Veterans Monuments. There is a Confederate monument on the other side of the entrance to the Old Durham County Courthouse building.
The monument stands in a grass area surrounded by shady trees.