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  • Monument Name

    Martin County Veterans Memorial, Williamston

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Williamston

  • County

    Martin

  • Description

    This monument, shaped to look like Martin County, honors veterans of all wars by depicting war and combat scenes on the face of the monument. There are faces of anonymous soldiers and various combat scenes pictured. In order to honor all branches of the military, the monument features battleships, helicopters, planes and armed soldiers patrolling the ground. The top right corner features an illustration of a nurse tending to a soldier, to honor the veterans who did not serve in combat situations. The monument is beside the Martin County Governmental Center and is 6 feet tall and 7 feet wide.

    Images: Close-up view | View of Martin County Veterans and Law Enforcement memorials | View of Martin County Veterans, Law Enforcement and "To Those Who Lost Their Lives" memorials

  • Inscription

    HONORING MARTIN COUNTY’S VETERANS WHO HAVE HONORED ALL OF US / THROUGH THEIR SERVICE TO GOD AND COUNTRY.

  • Custodian

    City of Williamston

  • Dedication Date

    2009 [?]

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.856280 , -77.052190 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Martin County's Veterans Memorial -- Martin North Carolina," Waymarking.com, (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

      "Martin County's Veterans Memorial," Markeroni.com, (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

      "Veterans' Monument," Visit Martin County, (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

      Mondale, Arthur. "Martin Co. holds first Memorial Day Parade," WNCT (Greenville, NC), May 31, 2010, (accessed June 12, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Black granite, White granite, Bronze plaques

  • Sponsors

    American Legion Post #13

  • Location

    The monument is located on the lawn in front of the Martin County Government Center, at 305 East Main Street, Williamston, NC. The Law Enforcement Memorial is right on its right.

  • Landscape

    The monument is placed in a small, grassy lawn, between a parking lot and a red brick courthouse building.

  • Post Dedication Use

    During Martin County’s first Memorial Day Parade in 2010, the marker served as the final destination for the parade.

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