War Memorial, Hendersonville
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
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
Hedrick Rhodes Post 5206 and Ladies Auxiliary
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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.
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.
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.
The marker stands on the lawn in front of the Historic Henderson County Courthouse.