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  • Monument Name

    Bladen County Veterans Memorial, Bladenboro

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • Creator

    Cole Monument Works, Builder

  • City

    Bladenboro

  • County

    Bladen

  • Description

    The memorial is two brick columns leading to a patio paved with bricks which hold the names of veterans of all branches of service and all wars. The obelisk at the center contains the phrase “All Gave Some, Some Gave All,” and the seals of the military branches: the Marines, the Navy, the Coast Guard, the Army, the Air Force, and the Merchant Marine. It is approximately 4 ft tall by 2 ft wide. Benches around the monument read “Country,” “Honor,” and “Duty.”

  • Inscription

    Front: ALL GAVE / SOME / SOME / GAVE ALL

    Rear: IN HONOR / OF / THE MEN / AND WOMEN / WHO SERVED / IN THE / MILITARY

  • Custodian

    Bladenboro Historical Society

  • Dedication Date

    May 18, 2008

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.532170 , -78.796200 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Bladen County NC GenWeb "Salute our military men and women with a new monument," NCGenWeb Project, http://www.ncgenweb.us/, (accessed October 25, 2014) Link

      Bladen County NC GenWeb. "Veteran's Memorial," NCGenWeb Project, http://www.ncgenweb.us/, (accessed October 25, 2014) Link

      Bladenboro Historical Society. "Veterans Memorial. Dedicated to Those Who Served," http://www.bladenborohistoricalsociety.org, (accessed October 25, 2014) Link

      Smith, Erin. "Bladen County Veterans Memorial gets dedicated." Bladen Journal, May 19, 2008

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Sponsors

    Bladenboro Historical Society, individual donors

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The monument was unveiled on a Sunday afternoon. Veterans and their families were present to honor friends and family members who had served or were serving in the military. Those in attendance also reflected on the legacy of the American Revolution and the Iraq War.

  • Subject Notes

    Bricks inscribed with the name of a soldier can be purchased from the Bladenboro Historical Building and added to the patio for $100 each.

  • Location

    The monument stands by the side of the road in front of the Bladenboro Historical Society Building and Museum in Bladenboro, NC. The obelisk faces northwest towards South Main Street (North Carolina 410).

  • Landscape

    The paved patio sits on the lawn in front of the Bladenboro Historical Society Building and Museum.

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