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  • Monument Name

    Nash County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Rocky Mount

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Vietnam War

  • City

    Rocky Mount

  • County

    Nash

  • Description

    This marker, honoring Vietnam War veterans from Nash County, is composed of a central low marble stele accompanied by a stone bench on each side of the site. The marker is engraved with commemorative text and the image of the American eagle. The eagle is flanked on the left by a small bas-relief engraving of the American Flag and on the right by a bas-relief engraving of the insignia of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The benches are engraved on the front face of the seat with an inscription acknowledging their sponsor.

    Image: Bench

  • Inscription

    Marker: DEDICATED TO / VETERANS THAT SERVED / DURING THE / VIETNAM CONFLIECT / ERECTED BY / VFW POST 2057 / JUNE 14, 1983

    Benches: DONATED BY VFW LADIES AUXILIARY / POST 2057 ROCKY MOUNT JUNE 14, 1983

  • Dedication Date

    June 14, 1983

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.949430 , -77.817850 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Nash County enlistments in wars," NCGenWeb Project (accessed January 12, 2014) Link

      Leepson, Marc. "The Tar Heel State Honors Its Vietnam Veterans," The VVA Veteran, June 2001/July 2001, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Marble marker, stone benches

  • Sponsors

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 (marker), Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 Ladies Auxiliary (benches)

  • Location

    The memorial sits in a grass-covered median at the intersection of Beal Street, Bryant Street, and Sunset Avenue across from City Lake. The inscribed face of the marker faces roughly southeast.

  • Landscape

    The marker sits in a small park-like area, in the center of a small circular garden with four short paved paths leading to it. The benches are located to the right and left just outside the circular area. Shade trees surround the site.

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