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  • Monument Name

    War Memorial, Hendersonville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Spanish-American War, 1898

    World War I

    World War II

    Korean War, 1950-1953

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

    Iraq War, 2003-2011

  • City

    Hendersonville

  • County

    Henderson

  • Description

    A rectangular granite marker commemorates seven different conflicts in which local residents fought. The slab is approximately four feet tall and stands upon a small granite base. It has smooth front and top and rough cut sides. An insignia is inscribed on the top.

    Images: War Memorial and Henderson County Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial

  • Inscription

    IN MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO SERVED / SPANISH AMERICAN WAR / WORLD WAR I / WORLD WAR II / KOREA / VIET NAM / GRENADA, LEBANON, PANAMA / ERECTED 1983 / BY / HEDRICK – RHODES POST 5206 / AND / LADIES AUXILIARY / PERSIAN GULF, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN

  • Custodian

    Hedrick Rhodes Post 5206 and Ladies Auxiliary

  • Dedication Date

    1983

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.314440 , -82.460170 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Henderson County War Memorial," The Memorial Day Foundation, http://www.memorialdayfoundation.org, (accessed July 14, 2015) Link

      "Hendersonville War Memorial," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed July 14, 2015) Link

      Henderson County Heritage Museum, Hendersonville, NC., hendersoncountymuseum.com, (accessed October 3, 2015) Link

      Kelley, Leigh. “Courthouse Ceremony Pays Tribute to Nation’s War Dead,” BlueRidgeNow.com, Times-News Online, April 14, 2008, (accessed October 1, 2015) Link

      Schulman, Mark. “Courthouse Commemorates Veterans,” BlueRidgeNow.com, Times-News Online, April 10, 2008, (accessed October 1, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2008, saw nine memorials honoring Henderson County veterans dedicated or re-dedicated. This ceremony was the culmination of a three day event to celebrate the ten million dollar restoration of the historic Henderson County Courthouse and its re-dedication as the home of the Henderson County Heritage Museum.

    The Hendersonville Community Band played patriotic tunes while the crowd of over 200 sang along, prayed and listened to speakers and watched veterans lay wreaths on monuments honoring the fallen in all wars in American history. “What mean these stones?” asked George A. Jones, chairman of the Henderson County Heritage Museum Board. “We have erected them in honor of all of these. This should never be made in a light-hearted or frivolous manner. There’s too much blood, too much sacrifice, too much death they represent,” he answered to his own question.

  • Subject Notes

    The Old Henderson County Courthouse is now home to the Henderson County Heritage Museum. Beginning with the Confederate Monument on the right a series of tributes to veterans called “The Honor Walk” extends towards and around the left side of the building. The War Memorial was re-dedicated on April 13, 2008.

  • Location

    The monument is located by the Henderson County Heritage Museum (Old Henderson County Courthouse) at 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville NC. Several monuments are nearby, including Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial, Confederate Soldier Memorial, Union Soldiers Monument, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan monuments.

  • Landscape

    The marker stands on the lawn in front of the Historic Henderson County Courthouse.

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