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  • Monument Name

    World War II Veterans Monument, Durham

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    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.

  • Inscription

    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!

  • Dedication Date

    August, 1992

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.994310 , -78.899230 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Durham County World War II Veterans Monument,", (accessed May 10, 2012) Link

      Vaughan, Dawn Baumgartner. "Day to Pay Homage to Our Heroes," The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC), June, 2010, (accessed May 10, 2012) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques

    Concrete, Metal

  • Sponsors

    The funds for this monument were raised by the Durham Exchange Club.

  • Subject Notes

    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.

  • Location

    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.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands in a grass area surrounded by shady trees.

  • Former Locations


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