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  • Monument Name

    Sampson County Veterans Memorial, Clinton

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Clinton

  • County

    Sampson

  • Description

    Commemorating those who honorably served from Sampson County, this polished, 6-foot-tall monument stands in the Sampson County courthouse lawn as a three-tiered, multi-level marker. On the tallest level furthest to the left, an inscription describes the sponsors and erection date of the monument, with a bronze symbol displayed above the text. The middle level, about 4 feet off the ground, displays four circular symbols engraved into the monument, from top to bottom. The shortest level furthest to the right, about 3 feet from the ground, provides the inscription dedicating the monument to the veterans of Sampson County.

  • Inscription

    Marker Front, Shortest Level (far right): DEDICATED TO THE / ETERNAL MEMORY OF / ALL SAMPSONIANS WHO / HONORABLY SERVED / THEIR COUNTRY IN TIME / OF ARMED CONFLICT

    Marker Front, Tallest Level (far left): ERECTED / NOVEMBER 11, 1986 / VETERANS OF FOREIGN / WARS OF THE / UNITED STATES / POST 7547

  • Custodian

    Sampson County

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1986

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.997740 , -78.323880 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Gentile, Linda. “Sampson County Veterans’ Memorial,” Markeroni.com, (accessed February 21, 2014) Link

      “Sampson County Veterans’ Memorial – North Carolina,” Waymarking.com, (accessed February 20, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Sponsors

    Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The Sampson County Veterans’ Memorial was unveiled on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 1986 on the South side of Sampson County’s courthouse. According to The Sampson Independent, about 60 veterans and other attended a special service at the courthouse for the unveiling. James H. Parker, junior vice commander, and Harold E. Romine, senior vice commander, unveiled the monument for those gathered at the service. The guest speaker for the ceremony was U.S. Rep. Charlie Whitley, who chaired the Agriculture Committee in the House and served on the Armed Forces Committee.

  • Subject Notes

    The Sampson County Veterans’ Memorial was a unifying moment in history for Sampson County citizens. Not only did the dedication ceremony involve those who helped sponsor the monument, such as Bill Anderson, V.F.W. Commander of Post 7547, but also involved fellow community members like students from the Clinton High School Band and the local Reverend Odell Walker of First United Methodist Church in Clinton.

  • Location

    The marker is located on the south side of the Sampson County courthouse on E. Main St., facing Country Club Rd., Clinton, NC.

  • Landscape

    The marker sits on a small patch of lawn in front of the Sampson County courthouse, facing the street.

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