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  • Monument Name

    World War Two Memorial, Tuxedo

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Tuxedo

  • County

    Henderson

  • Description

    A large attractive bronze plaque is attached to a slab of granite five feet wide and four feet high. The plaque inscriptions are framed by olive branches on each side. The serpentine shaped top is decorated with undetermined foliage and an eagle with spread wings. Six columns of names fill the area beneath the inscription.

    Images: Plaque | Far-off view

  • Inscription

    DEDICATED / IN HONOR OF THE MEN OF / TUXEDO AND GREEN RIVER TOWNSHIP / WHO ANSWERED THE CALL OF THEIR COUNTRY / IN WORLD WAR TWO / [Six columns with 166 names]

  • Custodian

    Ken and Brenda Allen

  • Dedication Date

    July 4, 1947

  • Decade

    1940s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.225460 , -82.428960 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Malone, Gina. “Tuxedo Residents Work To Move WWII Monument,” BlueRidgeNow.com, Times-News Online, May 25, 2014, (accessed June 24, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, granite

  • Sponsors

    Green River Mills

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The dedication and wreath-laying was organized by Robert W. Boys, president of Green River Mills. The Hendersonville Municipal Band provided music and a color guard troop was present.

  • Location

    The monument is located at 1286 Old US 25 Highway in Tuxedo (Zirconia), NC in front of a building that houses Tuxedo Community Store and the Tuxedo Salon. It is directly across the street is Tuxedo Park.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands in a small lawn with mature landscaping plants and bushes that have grown taller than the memorial.

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