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  • Monument Name

    Yadkin County War Memorial, Yadkinville

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Civil War, 1861-1865

    Spanish-American War, 1898

    World War I

    World War II

    Korean War, 1950-1953

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Other Wars

  • City

    Yadkinville

  • County

    Yadkin

  • Description

    The granite monument has a center column flanked by two smaller columns. The center column rests on a double base and the flanking columns rest on a single base; all surrounded by a walk made of stone pavers. On the front of the center column is a poem titled “Old Glory”. The left column has carved insignia representing the Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Carved into the right column is a representation of the flag being raised over Iwo Jima in World War Two. The names of men from Yadkin County who have died at wars are inscribed on the back of the three columns. Standing directly behind the monument is a flag pole.

    Images: Side view | Front, center column | Front, base for center column | Front, top of left column | Front, top of right column | Rear, center column | Rear, left column | Rear, right column

  • Inscription

    Front, center column: OLD GLORY / I AM THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER…… / CONCEIVED IN 1777 OUT OF THE LOVE / AMERICA BORE FOR LIBERTY AND HONOR. / I AM THE MEMORIAL OF COUNTLESS HEROES / WHO SHED THEIR BLOOD TO PRESERVE THIS / SACRED HERITAGE. / I HAVE INSPIRED GENERATIONS OF GALLANT / MEN WHO FOUGHT AGAINST TYRANNY. / I AM THE SPIRIT OF VALLEY FORGE… / OF SACRIFICE…OF COURAGE. / I HAVE GUARDED EVERY RAMPART WHERE / FREEDOM DEFENDED ITS GLORIOUS CAUSE. / TRIPOLI..BELLEAU WOOD..ARGONNE FOREST.. / OMAHA BEACH..ANZIO..BASTOGNE.. / GUADALCANAL..CORAL SEA.. / LEYTE GULF..IWO JIMA..KOREA.. / VIET NAM. / I FLY EVERYWHERE AMERICANS GAVE THEIR LIVES / TO PRESERVE THE SANCTITY OF LIFE. / MY HOME IS IN THE HEARTS OF ALL WHO FEEL / A THRILL OF PRIDE WHEN THEY SALUTE ME / AND WHAT I SYMBOLIZE - / GOD, COUNTRY, FREEDOM / VALOR

    Front, base for center column: SPONSORED AND ERECTED BY / YADKINVILLE POST 10346 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / DEDICATED MAY 25, 1987

    Front, top of left column: IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM YADKIN COUNTY

    Front, top of right column: WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRFICE

    Front, bottom of left column: IWO JIMA – FEBRUARY 23, 1945

    Rear, center column: 1861 CIVIL WAR 1965 / [Two columns with 230 names total]

    Rear, left column: 1941-WORLD WAR II-1945 / [Three columns with 59 names total]

    Rear, right column: [Column one] SPANISH- / AMERICAN / WAR-1898 / CLINTON BRYANT / [Column two] 1917-WORLD WAR I-1918 / CLYDE FLETCHER / WALTER (BOUGE) HUTCHENS / ALBERT MACY / AUGBURN MARTIN / WILL MYERS / RISDEN S. PARKS / WILLIAM MILLET PHILLIPS / BEAVER T. RUPARD / MINOR MONROE VESTAL / 1990-GULF WAR / DANIEL FREEMAN SWAIN / [Column three] 1950-KOREAN WAR-1953 / WILLIAM GRAY BELL / ENOCH GORDON CROWE / JOHNSON HALL / FLOYD W. MARTIN, JR. / 1959-VIETNAM- 1975 / JERRY FORD / RICHARD G. JOYCE / FRANCIS J. PRUITT / JACK SIZEMORE, SR. / DAVID SHAFFNER / LARRY WILSON HUTCHENS

  • Custodian

    Yadkin County

  • Dedication Date

    May 25, 1987

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.134500 , -80.659130 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Vietnam Veterans Memorials In North Carolina,” North Carolina Vietnam Veterans of American, (accessed February 15, 2016) Link

      “Yadkin County Courthouse—1851-1958,” in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (PO77), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Yadkinville Post 10346 Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Location

    The memorial is located to the right side of the Yadkin County Courthouse, at the intersection of S. State Street and Old U.S. 421. The courthouse address is 101 S. State Street, Yadkinville, NC. The courthouse in use in 1913 was torn down in 1958 and replaced with the current building. A Daniel Boone’s Trail marker stands in front of the courthouse a few feet from and to the left of the front entrance.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands in a small lawn area, under a large tree.

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