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  • Monument Name

    Mooresville Mills WWII Roll of Honor, Mooresville

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Mooresville

  • County

    Iredell

  • Description

    The Mooresville Mills memorial is a large bronze plaque bordered with olive branches and a large eagle with spread wings whose head extends above the plaque’s top. The eagle’s talons grasp a ribbon that extends across the plaque. ROLL OF HONOR is written on this ribbon with the remainder of the inscription below. There are 10 columns with the names of Mooresville Mills employees who served during World War Two. Twenty names have a gold star next to them indicating their death during the war. The plaque is attached to a marble slab. They stand six feet tall.

  • Inscription

    ROLL OF HONOR / DEDICATED TO THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYEES OF / MOORESVILLE MILLS / WHO LEFT THE COMPANY TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY IN / WORLD WAR II / [Ten columns of 68 to 69 names each, 684 names total]

  • Custodian

    Town of Mooresville

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1950

  • Decade

    1950s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.582180 , -80.807340 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “The Mill Complex In The 1920’s and 30’s,” Mooresville Mill Village, http://www.mooresvillemillvillage.com, (accessed July 28, 2016) Link

      “War Memorial Center,” Town of Mooresville, www.ci.mooresville.nc.us, (accessed December 13, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, granite

  • Sponsors

    Mooresville Millls

  • Location

    This memorial stands to the right of the entrance to the Mooresville War Memorial Center, located at 220 North Maple St., Mooresville, NC. Further to the right is the Captain Reid Morrison memorial and to the left of the entrance is the World War II Gold Star Boys plaque.

  • Landscape

    The Memorial Center is surrounded by well-maintained lawn, trees and seasonal greenery.

  • Former Locations

    The exact location where the plaque was originally placed was not determined. Mooresville Mills was a large complex of at least 10 buildings located along South Church Street. The mill closed in the 1990’s and the memorial was placed at the War Memorial Center in 2000.

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