Mecklenburg County WWII Memorial, Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte
The WWII monument stands about twenty feet tall and faces the heavily traveled Central Avenue. The granite structure has two wings coming off of the middle tower that list all 5,170 of the soldiers that rested in the area. It can be easily accessed by the public and has a nicely landscaped walking path surrounding it.
Images: General view | Front inscriptions | Rear view | Left wing 1 | Left wing 2 | Right wing 1 | Right wing 2
Front (Top): DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE MECKLENBURG HEROES OF / WORLD WAR II WHO MADE THE / SUPREME SACRIFICE THAT YOU / MIGHT LIVE IN LIBERTY, / FREEDOM AND PEACE.
Front (Bronze Plaque): THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED / TO THE MEMORY OF / THE 5,170 WORLD WAR II DEAD / WHO RESTED IN THIS AREA PRIOR TO / BEING RETURNED TO THEIR LOVED ONES / BY / THE AMERICAN GRAVES REGISTRATION / DIVISION / CHARLOTTE / QUARTERMASTER DEPOT / BETWEEN 1 OCTOBER 1947 / AND 15 JANUARY 1949
Front (Bottom): MECKLENBURG COUNTY GOLD / STAR MOTHERS' CLUB, INC. / 1949
City of Charlotte, NC
35.213430 , -80.769880 View in Geobrowse
Granite, Bronze Plaque
Mecklenburg County Gold Star Mother’s Club, Inc.
This memorial is located at the main entrance to the Evergreen Cemetery, 4426 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC. The cemetery is owned by the City of Charlotte. The monument is facing Central Avenue across from several shopping centers.
There is a walking path and several bushes decorating the area around the monument.