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  • Monument Name

    Alamance County War Memorial, Graham

  • Type

    Memorial Wall

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • Creator

    Broad River Granite, Supplier

  • City

    Graham

  • County

    Alamance

  • Description

    This war memorial is a long rectangular wall structure constructed from granite and honors Alamance County soldiers lost in five wars. A central taller inscribed granite slab with the commemoration and seal of Alamance County is flanked by a number of smaller slabs on both sides that bear the inscribed names of the fallen. Three flags fly behind the memorial: the American flag, the North Carolina flag, and the the Alamance County flag.

    Images: View of setting | Front center inscription | View of rear | Rear inscription | Korean and Vietnam wars, USS Liberty Attack, and Middle East conflict inscription

  • Inscription

    Center slab: "THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED /TO THE HONOR OF ALL THE / BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF / ALAMANCE COUNTY WHO FOUGHT /IN SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRY/ AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ INSCRIBED HERE WHO DIED IN/ DEFENSE OF OUR FREEDOM. / ERECTED 1996/ BY THE CITIZENS OF ALAMANCE COUNTY. /

    On far right: "CIVIL WAR / JACOB ADAMS / B.H. CORBETT / DAVID HATCHELL / CALVIN MCADAMS / S.M. ROBERTSON /GEORGE THOMPSON / W.B. ADAMS /JAMES A. CRUTCHFIELD / JAMES J. HATCHELL / OLIVER MCPHERSON / HENRY ROSEMAN /ISACC THOMPSON / CALVIN ALBRIGHT /HENRY DANEBY /JAMES J. HATCHETT /BARTLETT Y. MEBANE / BEMJAMIN ROSS / JAMES S. THOMPSON / GEORGE M. G. ALBRIGHT / PLEASANT DANIEL / JULIUS HATCHETT / THOMAS J. MINNIS / DAVID C. ROSS / JOHN A. THOMPSON / JOHN S. ALBRIGHT /WILLIAM J. DNAIELLY / JAMES J. HICKS / ALEXANDER MITCHELL / JOSEPH G. ROSS / JOHN H. THOMPSON / JOSEPH A. ALBRIGHT / JOHN M. DAVIDSON / GRANVILLE S. HOLT / HENRY C. MITCHELL / JOHN W. RUSSELL / OLIVER N. THOMPSON / LAWRENCE ALBRIGHT / SAMUEL J. DICKEY / JEREMIAH HOLT WILLIMA G. MITCHELL / GEORGE SAMS / S. C. THOMPSON / SAMUEL A. ALBRIGHT / ROBERT L. DONNELL / JEREMIAH M. HOLT / GEORGE W. MOORE / JOSH SCHAEFER / WILLIAM THOMPSON / SAUREN ALBRIGHT / P.S. ECTOR / WILKINS HOLT / HARRISON MOORE / D.T. SELLARS /ABSALOM TICKLE /E.M. ALLEN / JOB EVANS / M. V. HOPKINS / SOLOMON MOORE / DANIEL C. SHARP / GEORGE R. TICKLE / LEA ALLISON / R. L. EVANS / ADAM HUFFMAN / JOHN MOSER/ DANIEL E. SHARP/ GEORGE S. TICKLE/ THOMAS ALLRED/ WILLIAM FAUCETT/ JOHN HUFFMAN / J. F. MURRAY / MILTON SHARP / JULIUS TICKLE / CALVANDER ANDREWS / WILLIAM H. FAUCETT / JOHN D. HUFFMAN / JOHN A. MURRAY / ANDERSON M. SHARPE / SIMEON TICKLE / S. ANDREWS / JOHN W. FAUCETTE / JOHN E. HUGHES / MADISON MURRAY / JACOB SHEPHERD / JAMES M. TROXLER / JACOB ANTHONY / OSCAR D. FOGLEMAN / WILLIAM J. HURDLE / WILLIAM W. MURRAY / SAMUEL SHEPHERD / JAMES WALKER / ALFRED A. ATKINS / THOMAS G. FONVILLE / ANDREW J. HUTCHINS / A.S. NELSON / JOHN SHOFFNER / ANDERSON WAY / GEORGE BARKER / JON F. FOSTER / AFLFRED ISELEY / JAMES D. NETHERLY / MICHAEL SHOFFNER / ROBERT A. WEEDEN / DANIEL L. BARNETT / PETER Z. FOUST / LEWIS C. ISELEY / WILLIAM E. NEWLIN / CHESLEY SIMPSON / SIMPSON R. WEITZEL/ HENRY M. BARNWELL/ JAMES FOWLER/ WILLIAM ISELEY / WILLIAM NEWMAN/ EDWARD D. SIMPSON/ELI WELDON / JACSON BEARD / RADFORD FREDERICK/ AUSTIN ISELEY/ WILLIAM M. NIX/ JAMES SIMPSON/ GEORGE B. WELLS/ WILLIAM BINTLE/ JOSEPH FREELAND/ BENJAMIN ISELEY/ HEROD NOAH/ JOHN E. SIMPSON/ THOMAS WHISENHUNT/ WILLIAM B. BOGGS/ WILLIAM FREELAND/ ALFRED JAMES/ NATHANIEL NORWOOD/ MARTIN V. SIMPSON/ WILLIAM P. WHITE/ JAMES D. BRADSHAW/ JOHN C. FREEMAN/ DANIEL M. KECK/ GEORGE W. PALMER/ MORGAN SIMPSON/THOMAS J. WICKER/ JAMES N. BRADSHAW/ GEORGE G/ GARRISON/ ANDERSON KING/ LEWIS M. PATTON/ DANIEL S. STALEY/WILLIAM WILEY/ CHARLES A. BRANCH/ WILLIAM J. GARRISON/ MEBANE KINNEY/ WILLIAM PATTON/ JOHN STANFORD/ HANDY S. WOOD/ THOMAS J. BRANNOCK/ FELTY GERRINGER/ JORDAN H. KIRKPATRICK/ JAMES M. PAYNE/ JOHN P. STANFORD/ GEORGE WORKMAN/ ELI B. BRANSON, JR./ HNERY GERRINGER/ JAMES M. LACKEY/ JOHN J. PETTIGREW/ MOSES STANFORD/ FREDERICK WYATT/ JOHN BRAXTON/ THOMAS E. GIBSON/ ORREN LAMB/ ROBERT PETTIGREW/ EMSLEY STEEL/ SMAUEL YOUNG/ HENRY M. BROWN/ JESSE GILLIAM/ WILLIAM M. LANKFORD/ BENJAMIN R. PHILLIPS/ WILLIAM A. STEEL/ CADWALLADER J. ANDREWS/ ZIMIRI CANTER/ WILLIAM GRAHAM/ JAMES W. LEWIS/ JOHN F. PICKARD/ JAMES P. STEWART/ PHILIP C. NEESE/ H. CAPPS /WILLIAM H. GUTHRIE/ TAYLOR LINNEN/ JAMES C. PRICE/ GEORGE W. STINSON/ JOHN ANDREWS/ WILLIAM L. CARSON/ JAMES HALEY/ B. N. LONG/ WILLIAM A. RASCOE/ SAMUEL C. STOCKARD/ WILLIAMSON G. ANDREWS/ ROBERT J. CHATHAM/ JAMES HALL/ JOHN A. LONG/ JOHN RAY/ SAMUEL STUART/ JOSEPH H. YOUNGER/ GEORGE CLAPP/ JOHN M. HALSTEAD/ JOSEPH G. LONG/ JOHN S. RAY/ JOHN H. P. SUMMERS/ SAMUEL H. YOUNGER/ TUBAL CLAPP/ J. M. HARDER/ MATHEW MARKHAM/ DANIEL R. RICH/ CHELSEY W. SUTTON/ LEWIS TAFFORD/ WILLIAM CLEMENTS/ JAMES R. HARDER/ L. ALLEN MARTIN/ AMOS RICHARDSON/ JOHN F. SUTTON/ WILLIAM E. RIPPY/ HENRY M. CLENDENIN/ ANDERSON M. HARP/ JAMES M. MATTHEWS/ FREDERICK RICHARSON/ LINDSEY SUTTON/ WILLIS H. COBLE/ JOHN W. HARRIS/ DANIEL MAY/ JAMES A. RIPEY/ MASON TARPLEY/ ETHRIDGE COOK/ FOSTER HATCH/ JOHN H. MAYNARD/ JAMES H. ROBERSON/ JOSEPH TAYLOR

    Next to the center slab and Civil War slab: SPANISH AMERICAN WAR/ JOHN H. WOMBLE/ JULIUS W. THOMPSON/

    Below the Spanish American War section: WORLD WAR I/LAWERENCE P. ALLEN/ WILL L. GARRISON/ MALCOLM M.S. MURRAY/ ROBERT ANDREWS/ GEORGE GERRINGER/ ERNEST M. OWENS/ JAMES E. ASKEW/ JULE H. GLENN/CHARLES A. PATTON/ MITCHELL AYCOCK/ THEODORE T. GOURDIN/ DORCIL T. PETTY/ WILLIAM E. AYDT. EULISS HALL/THOMAS G. PYTHRESS/ HERBERT BARBER/ WORTH HATCH/THOMAS REDFERN/ OSCAR A. BASS/ E. B. HUFFINS/FRANK REMARN/ MARVIN J. BENNER/ ORVILLE C. HUNDLEY/ MRS. RIDDLE/ J. FLOYD BLALOCK/ JOSEPH H. HURDLE/W.O. ROBERTSON/ ROY BLALOCK/ JAMES C. ISELEY/EDWIN A. SCOTT/ S. GALES BRADSHAW/ CHARLES E. JOHNSON/ JOHN W. SELF/CLARK BRANSON/ HARRY W. JOHNSON/LACY W. SIMPSON/ ERNEST P. BROOKS/ EULIA T. JONES/ HENRY R. STOREY/ THOMAS M. BURCH/ ERNEST KING/ WALTER E. STORY/HENRY CHANDLER/ MRS. MINNIE KING/ D. G. SULLIVAN/ BEN CLARK/ ROBERT M. LASHLEY/ ROBERT SUTTON/ GUY CLARK. JUNE LASSITER/ J.E. SYKES/ WILLIAM B. COE/ DAVE LEE/ JOSIAH B. TERRELL/ MRS. C.E. COLEMAN/ DEWITT LOY/ HENRY W. TICKLE/ ALBERT COMPTON/ HENRY LOWE/ CICERO VINCENT/ GEORGE E. COOK/ JESSE L. MANN/ JIM WALLS/ J. FLOYD CRANE/ HARVEY MAY/ GEORGE T. WARREN/ ARNOLD D. DAVIS/ JEROME G. MAY/ISHAMM WATSON/ E. CALEB DIXION/ CLARENCE H. MCADAMS/L. POLK WEBSTER/ JAMES A. DODSON/ ROY S. MCINTYRE/ MARVIN E. WILKINS/ JOHN G. DORSETT/ CLAYTON P. MCPHERSON/ JAMES E. WILLIAMSON/ WALTER B. ELLIS/ JAMES W. MCPHERSON/ LANGSTON L. WILSON/ IVEY J. FARGIS/ CHARLES L. MEACHUM/ MRS. J. A. WINNINGHAM/ LYMAN M. FAUCETTE/ JOHN H. MEYERS/RICHARD E. WINNINGHAM/ O. GRAHAM FAUCETTE/ FREDERICK L. MORGAN/ CLAUDE FUQUA/ OTIS FOGLEMAN/ CARM MOSER/ WALTER FOSTER/ IKE MUELLER/ E. CHLOE FOWLER/ EDWARD T. MURRAY/ On the right side of the center slab: WORLD WAR II/ ROBERT C. ALLEN/ CLARENCE W. COBLE/ EDWARD H. GUTHRIE/ ROBERT B. MASSEY/ LUTHER J. RUSH/ JAMES C. VARNER/ ROY C. ANDERSON/ JAMES W. COBLE/ JOHN G. HACKETT/ RICHARD A. MAY/ JESSIE W. SAUL/ ALBERT T. VINCENT/ HARRELL C. ASKEW/ ROY C. COMER/ LACY B. HALL JR./ ROBERT M. MAY/ JOHN E. SHAW/ JAMES L. VIPPERMAN/ WILLIAM S. AUSLEY/ BRODIE D. COOK/ GROVER L. HANDY/ HAROLD B. MCCARN/ WALTER F. SHAW/ HARRY C. WAGONER/CLAIBORNE H. BAKER/ RALPH R. COOPER/ JACK HANEY/CARL C. MCCAULEY/ PAUL B. SHEMHART, JR./ DAVID S. WARD/ MELVIN W. BAKER/ HARVEY E. CORE, JR./ THEODORE M. HARRIS/ ROBERT V. MCCLURE/ HOMER F. SHOFFNER/ ROBERT L. WARD/ROBERT S. BAKER/ LESTER O. CORNS/ ROY HARTLINE/CHARLES B. MCDADE/ HERMAN T. SHUMATE/ RAY D. WARREN/ JIM R. L. BALDWIN/ C. DEWEY COVINGTON, JR./ JOHN D. HAYNES/ ALFRED A. MCINTOSH/ WILLIAM C. SIMMONS/ JAMES J. WHITFIELD/ SAM H. BARNES/ WILLIAM T. COX/ AUBURN L. HENWITT/ JAMES W. MCINTYRE/ JACK W. SIMPSON/ JOHN S. WHITLOCK/ ALBERT L. BARNEYCASTLE/ JAMES H. CRAWFORD/ JOHN W. HOBBS, SR./ HAROLD D. MCPHERSON/ ROBERT E. SIMPSON/ HENRY F. WICKER/ ERNEST E. BARNEWELL/ ROY L. CROCKER/ JEAMES E. HOCKADAY/ RAYMOND V. MCPHERSON/ ALSON C. SMITH, JR./ ROY WILLIAMSON/ WILLARD H. BARNEWELL/ FLOYD W. DALE/ WARREN C. HODGIN/ GEORGE W. MINNICK. CALVIN E. SMITH/ RUFUS D. WILSON, JR. / ISAAC F. BEAR/ EDGAR J. DAWKINS/ ADRIAN W. HOFFMAN/ VANCE E. MORTON/ JAMES W. SMITH/ WILLIAM J. WILSON, JR. / WILLIAM E. BELL/ MELVIN L. DELLINGER/ RICHARD HOSKINS/ ALSON D. MOSER/ GEORGE R. SOMERS/ CLARENCE C. WIMBISH/ ALEX B. BLACKWOOD/ JAMES E. DICKEY/ BROUDIE D. HUCKABY/ JAMES W. NEWAL/ PAUL SPARKS/ FREDERICK L. WOLFE/ BURLEY R. BOOE/ FLOYD R. EDMONDS/ WILLARD C. HUMBLE JR. /JESSE W. NICHOLS/ WALTER H. SPENCE/ ROBERT B. WOLFE. JR. /FRANK B. BRAGG. JR. / JAMES E. EDWARDS/ ANDREW E. HUNTER/ MARCELIANO ORTEGA JR. / DOYCE F. SPRUELL/ JAMES W. WORKMAN/ PAUL M. BROWNING/ WILLIAM B. EDWARDS/ CALVIN HUNTER/ VANCE H. PATTON/ THAD R. STEELMAN/ JAMES F. .WRIGHT/ ROBERT F. BROWNING/ ILLIAM L. EDWARDS/ CHARLES M. HURLEY/ WILLIS C. PEELE/ EARL STEWART/ CARL R. ZACHARY/ JAMES M. BRYANT/ ARTHUR W. ELLIS/ FRANK B. ISLEY/ RALPH K. PEELES/ OTHO J. STOUT/ LELAND H. PERRY/ WILBERT P. BRYANT/ LEIGHTON H. EVANS/ THOMAS J. JEFFREYS/ GEORGE D. PENDER/ ROBERT P. STOUT/ WILLIAM H. BRYANT/ DELBERT R. FLORENCE/ JIMMIE C. JEFFRIES/ FRANCIS N. PERKINS/ FRED L. STUTTS/ JAMES M. BUCKNER, JR./ SAMUEL A. FLORENCE, JR. /GERALD F. JOHNSON/ EARLEY V. PERRY/ WILLIAM Q. SURRATT/ JAMES W. BUCKNER/ CONNIE L. FOUST/ ROBERT L. JOHNSON/ LAWSON E. PERRY, JR. / SAMUEL E. SYKES/ WILLIAM C. BUNTON/ EMORY A. FRY/ SAMUEL H. JOHNSON/ FOREST R. PHIBBS/ WILLIAM E. TALLEY/ ROGER C. BURTON/ NORRIS P. GARRETT/ JOHN A. JOHNSTON/ JOHN R. PHILLIPS/ GILES L. TEAGUE/ ISAAC BUTLER, JR. / ROBERT P. GARRISON/ JAMES M. JONES/ HOWARD B. PICKETT/ WILLIAM H. TEAGUE/ JOHN H. BYRD/ ADRIAN L. GERRINGER/ MORRIS S. JONES/ THOMAS J. PICKETT/ THOMAS B. TERRELL/ DAVID L. CALE/ ROBERT V. GERRINGER/ JAMES H. JORDAN/ JOHN H. PORTERFIELD/ THOMAS L. TERRELL/ WADE H. CARDEN, JR./ CALVIN C. GLASGOW/ JOSEPHUS KELLY/ JOHN R. PURGASON, JR. / CECIL J. THOMAS/ RAYMOND H. CARPENTER/ ELBERT L. GLOSSON/ JAMES R. KENION/ JACKSON T. RAMSEY/ ROY W. THOMAS/ RALPH M. CARSON/ JOHN W. GLOSSON/ HARRY E. KERNODLE/ CLYDE H. RAY/ LAWRENCE W. THOMPSON/ KERMIT L. CARTER/ GLENN W. GOSS/ RUSSELL H. KETNER/ CHARLES O. REED/ RAINEY F. THOMPSON/ MACON J. CAVINESS. JAMES H. GREEN/ ALBERT R. LAMBERT/ CLYDE M. REESE/ DANIEL B. TILLMAN/ DEWEY T. CHAMBERS/ JOHN V. GREESON/ FLOYD E. LASTER/ LOUIS D. RIDDICK/ JAMES W. TILLMAN/ LLOYD CHAPMAN/ JUNIUS M. GREESON/ CARL P. LEE/ URIEL ROBERTSON/ HOWARD TONEY/ EDWARD L. CHEEK/ LOUIS W. GREESON/ HINTON C. LEWIS/ KPSE[J W/ ROGERS/ WILBERT J. TROXLER/ JAMES CLARK/ RALPH F. GRIGGS/ LEE J. LOVETTE/ WARREN ROOPE/ JULIUS L. CLARK/ JESSE J. GUNN/ ARTHUR H. LUNSFORD/ WILLIAM D. ROSS/ EDWIN L. TURNER/ JOHN F. CLEMMONS/ ANDREW T. GUTHRIE/ JENNINGS T. MANESS/ JIMMY W. RUDD/ JOHN L. TURNER

    On the top part next to the World War II section: KOREN WAR/ ANDREW H. BARRETT/ WILLIAM D. MAUEL/ JAMES B. WILDER/ J. D. BARRETT/ EDWIN C. MARTIN, JR. / HENRY G. WINSTEAD/ WORTH L. BUNTING/ RAYMOND F. MAY/ MARCELLUS D. WORTH/ WILLARD F. HERITAGE/ JAMES W. RAY/ CLYDE D. WRIGHT/ BILLY S. LEE/ ROBERT C. STOCKARD

    Below the Korean war section: VIETNAM WAR/ KEMPER S. BILLINGS/ DENNIS L. HALL/ ROBERT E. PULLIAM, JR. / DENIS C. BOONE/ CLARENCE L. HOLMAN/ FRED REAVESM, JR./ WILLIAM R. BRAY/ MICHAEL W. JACKSON/ STEPHEN R. RICHARDS/ JERRY R. CAMPBELL/ GREGORY D. JENKINS/ LARRY M. ROBERSON/ LAWRENCE B. COLEMAN, JR. /MORRIS B. JONES/ CHARLES E. RUSSELL, III/ LARRY O. COPELAND. DENNIS C. KIDD/ TONY E. SCOGGINS/ LARRY R. DAMERON/ JOSEPH R. KING, JR. / PERRY M. SMITH/ CHARLES E. DRAEMER/ JOHN L. MCDANIEL/ HIRAM D. STRICKLAND/ JAMES T. EDMONDS/ RICKY L. MEEKS/ NATHANIEL THOMPSON/ GUY B. EPHLAND, JR. / RODNEY MELTON/ KENNETH F. UNDERWOOD/ JAMES O. FOGLEMAN/ JOHN C. MILES/ FRANKIE D. WADE/ WILLIAM R. GARNER/ GEORGE L. MORNINGSTAR/ JERRY L. WAGNER/ JAMES L. GRAVES/ ROBERT L. PATE, III/ JOHN T. WEBSTER/ HAROLD L. GUTHRIE/ GARY D. PRINCE/ HAROLD T. WILSON

    Below the Vietnam War section: USS LIBERTY ATTACK/ MELVIN D. SMITH

    Below the USS Liberty Attack section: MIDDLE EAST CONFLICT/ JOHNNY L. COPELAND/ ALAN D. LAM/ PRUITT A. RAINEY

    On the back of the memorial: GOLD STAR/ CCB AND GRAHAM SAVINGS BANK/ MR. AND MRS. C. M. SHOFFNER/ SILVER STAR/ BB & T/ LABCORP/ MR. AND MRS. W.B. TEAGUE, JR. / HERRING BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION, INC./ BRONZE STAR/ ALAMANCE FARMERS MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE ASSOICATION/ AMERICAN LEGINON WALTER B. ELLIS POST 63/ MR. AND MRS. RAYMOND BAKER/ BAPTIST TEMPLE OF ALAMANCE CO./ IN MEMORY OF TOM BONEY/ CHANDLER CONCRETE COMPANY/ CUMPARK PLAZA MERCHANT ASSOCIATION/ MR. AND MRS. THOMAS H. FOGLEMAN/ CITY OF GRAHAM/ KRIKPATRICK CONCRETE/ MR AND MRS. ERNEST KOURY/ MR. AND MRS. TERRELL L. LAMB/ LINDLEY LABORATORIES, INC./ PAUL LOVE/ MR. AND MRS. CHARLES C. LOY/ MCCLURE FUNERAL SERVICE/ MR. AND MRS. R. L. PATE/ RICHA DN THOMPSON FUNERAL SERVICE/ DICK SHIRLEY AND EMPLOYEES/ SYLVAN RURITAN CLUB/ GARLAND W. WAGONER, JR. / WICKER STREET BAPTIST CHURCH/ IN HONOR OF H.E. WILSON/ ALAMANCE V. F. W. POST 1920 AND LADIES AUXILIARY/ VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 10607 AND LADIES AUXILIARY/ ALAMANCE COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS/ WORTHY B. TEAGUE, JR. CHAIRMAN/ G. J. ASKEW/ JO ANN FERGUSON/ CLIFTON MCPHERSON/ RAYMOND BAKER/ DAVIS M. JORDAN/ PHYLLIS A. NORTON/ DON E. BOLDEN/ PARKER D. KISER, JR. / LARRY SCOTT/ DONALD R. CARTER/ TERRELL L. LAMB/ ROBERT C. SMITH/ JAMES A. CLAPP/ DAVID LASHLEY/ KEN D. STAFFORD/ LILLIE CREWS/ CHARLES C. LOY/ FLOYD WICKER/ DAVID M. CARTER/ DAVID S. CHEEK

  • Custodian

    City of Graham

  • Dedication Date

    May 27, 1996

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.069390 , -79.402450 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Alamance County War Memorial," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed March 21, 2012) Link

      "Memorial Honors Alamance County's Men and Women of the Armed Forces," The Times-News (Burlington, NC), May 27, 2007, (accessed March 22, 2012) Link

      "This Memorial Day is Special in Our History," The Times-News (Burlington, NC), May 27, 1996

      Borden, Sidney, Steven Chickos, and Daniel Jourdan. "The Korean War: North Carolina's Commemoration of the 'Forgotten War'," uploaded February 4, 2014, YouTube, (accessed February 4, 2014) Link

      Boyer, Robert. "Hundreds Gather to Honor Fallen Veterans," The Times-News (Burlington, NC), (accessed August 28, 2012) Link

      Costello, Sarah Beth. "Tag Archives: Alamance County War Memorial," The Sarah Beth Costello Blog, February 17, 2009, (accessed August 28, 2012) Link

      Papandrea, Roselee. "Authorities Investigating Defacing of War Memorial," The Times-News (Burlington, NC), (accessed August 28, 2012) Link

      Sink, Jack. "Getting it Ready," The Times-News (Burlington, NC), May 27, 1996

      Sink, Jack. "Raising Memorial," The Times-News (Burlington, NC), May 26, 1996

      Wicker, Jim. "War Memorial Fitting Tribute," The Times-News (Burlington, NC), May 28, 1996

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Citizens of Alamance County, Alamance County War Memorial Committee

  • Monument Cost

    $65,000

  • Subject Notes

    The editor of the Burlington Times-News, Don Bolden, was responsible for the monument effort. A time capsule is also located at the memorial site and is set to be opened on April 24, 2049.

  • Controversies

    Some time in the early 2010s, the monument was defaced when an unknown person threw hot grease over the names of those who fought in the USS Liberty incident and Middle East Conflict.

  • Landscape

    The memorial is on top of a grassy field in front of the Criminal Courts building with a paved path around the memorial.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Each year on Memorial Day, people gather to honor deceased soldiers.

  • Approval Process

    The memorial to honor Alamance County veterans was a project directed by W.B. Teague. The memorial was an effort supported by many organizations and citizens of Alamance County without request for government funding.

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