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  • Monument Name

    Avery County Veterans Memorial, Newland

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

    Civil War, 1861-1865

    World War I

    World War II

    Korean War, 1950-1953

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

    Iraq War, 2003-2011

  • City

    Newland

  • County

    Avery

  • Description

    The monument is a granite block with a gable shaped top on a single base. It is surrounded by a patio made of stone pavers. Engraved along the gable top on the front side is the coat of arms of the five military services with their names incised beneath. The front inscription appears inside an incised border in the shape of a shield with a block shaped American Eagle at the top. The rear inscription also surrounded by a shield shaped border and includes the crest for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Between this marker and one dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty are three flag poles; carrying United States, North Carolina and POW/MIA flags.

    Images: Rear view | Far-off view

  • Inscription

    Front, top: COAST GUARD ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY MARINES

    Front: DEDICATED TO / THE HONOR AND / SACRIFICE OF / OUR MEN AND / WOMEN WHO / SERVED OUR / COUNTRY IN / WAR AND PEACE

    Back: ERECTED BY VETERANS / OF FOREIGN WARS / PAT RAY POST #4286 / 1775 REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1781 / 1861 CIVIL WAR 1865 / 1917 WORLD WAR I 1918 / 1941 WORLD WAR II 1946 / 1950 KOREAN WAR 1955 / 1964 VIETNAM WAR 1975 / 1990 PERSIAN GULF WAR 1991 / 2003 IRAQI FREEDOM 2011

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.086940 , -81.926500 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Hardy, Michael. “Our Avery County: Monuments And Memorials In Avery County,” The Avery Journal (Newland, NC), http://www.averyjournal.com/, July 19, 2014, (accessed November 23, 2015) Link

      Shell, Jamie. "Avery Pauses to Honor Veterans and Sacrifices Made on Memorial Day," The Avery Journal (Newland, NC), http://www.averyjournal.com/, May 30, 2015, (accessed March 15, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Subject Notes

    This monument is identical in design to the Alleghany County Veterans Memorial in Sparta. The front face inscriptions on both monuments are also identical.

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the Newland Town Square across the street from the Avery County Courthouse, at 200 Montezuma Street in Newland, NC. The Avery County Law Enforcement Memorial is right behind it. September 11, 2001 Memorial is located right across the square from the marker.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands in a well maintained park in the center of Newland. Shrubs have been planted around the monuments which are shaded by large trees.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Annual Memorial Day celebrations are held on Newland Town Square in front of the memorial.

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