Avery County Veterans Memorial, Newland
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
Images: Rear view | Far-off view
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
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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
This monument is identical in design to the Alleghany County Veterans Memorial in Sparta. The front face inscriptions on both monuments are also identical.
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.
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.
Annual Memorial Day celebrations are held on Newland Town Square in front of the memorial.