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  • Monument Name

    All Wars Monument, Salisbury National Cemetery

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Salisbury

  • County

    Rowan

  • Description

    The monument is composed of cast-stone with the embedded seals of the five branches of the U.S. military -- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. The stone is in the shape of an inverted trapezoid, with the narrow angle pointing downward to the base. The stone rests on an inscribed angular base. A plaque is embedded in the stone plaza in front of the structure.

    Images: Bronze plaque at foot of monument | Memorial committee plaque

  • Inscription

    Inscribed on the base:
    DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF ROWAN COUNTY WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY WITH HONOR

    Inscribed on a plaque at the foot of the monument:
    THIS MEMORIAL WAS MADE POSSIBLE / BY GENEROUS FRIENDS THROUGH / THE EFFORTS OF THE ROWAN COUNTY / VETERANS COUNCIL DEDICATED / MAY 27, 1990.

    Memorial Committee Plaque: VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE / DANTE SPAGNOLO, CHAIRMAN / MAE CARROLL / V.S. CASPER / BEN HOLBROOKS / JOHN LONG / GONZALEE MISENHEIMER / GENE SUNDING / MARCELLE WILLIAMS / GENE RITCHIE / FLOYD WILKINS / GRADY MOSS / JIM ARMBRUST / MIKE RICHARDS / JACKIE POOLE

  • Custodian

    Salisbury National Cemetery

  • Dedication Date

    May 27, 1990

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.660890 , -80.473780 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Haas, David W. "All Wars Monument, Section H. View to Southwest." Photograph. 2005. HALS NC-2-30, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic America Engineering Survey/Historic American Landscapes Survey. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online. (accessed December 28, 2013) Link

      U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. "Salisbury National Cemetery," National Cemetery Administration, (accessed December 28, 2013) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Cast-stone, bronze

  • Sponsors

    Rowan County Veterans Council

  • Subject Notes

    The monument is dedicated to the military service of the men and women from Rowan County who have served in all branches of the U.S. armed forces.

  • Location

    The monument is located next to the flagpole circle in the cemetery and faces generally north. The cemetery is located on the south side of South Railroad Street off Government Road.

  • Landscape

    The monument sits just a few steps south of the circle surrounding the flagpole and surrounded by the rows of grave markers in the cemetery.

  • Death Space

    Yes

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