Iredell County Veterans Memorial, Barium Springs
This monument honors the armed forces veterans who have served the United States. It is composed of an obelisk-like base covered with a mosaic of local stones. A bald eagle with outspread wings, the symbol of the United States of America, is perched atop the obelisk. The center of the obelisk contains a rectangular plaque with an inscription. This plaque is flanked on the right and bottom by medallions representing each of the five branches of the armed forces (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard). The upper left and lower right corners of the plaque are bound by bas-relief eagles perched on mounts bearing the Latin phrase Pro Patria, translated as "for country". The eagle in the right corner carries an unfurled American flag.
Images: Bald Eagle | Plaque
A NATION THAT / HONORS ITS VETERANS IS / A NATION DEDICATED / TO THE PRESERVATION / OF A FREEDOM WON / BY THE SACRIFICE OF LIFE / ITSELF. THESE EMBLEMS / ARE APPROPRIATELY / DEDICATED TO THE VALIANT / DEAD OF THE ARMED / FORCES WHO VENTURED FAR, / FOUGHT BRAVELY, AND GAVE / THEIR LIVES TO PRESERVE / FREEDOM AND LIBERTY / IN OUR LAND. TOGETHER / THEY LIE HERE IN MUTE / TESTIMONY TO THE MANNER / IN WHICH THEY LIVED, / WORKED AND FOUGHT TO / ACHIEVE THE VICTORIES / IN ORDER THAT AMERICA / MAY LIVE.
Iredell Memorial Park Cemetery
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Local stone, bronze
The monument sits in the Iredell Memorial Gardens cemetery, on the west side of Shelton Avenue in Barium Springs between Troutman and Statesville.
The monument sits in the grass, surrounded by an octagonal walkway. Gravesites and their markers, including ones of those who served in the military, surround the monument. The cemetery is bordered by mature trees.