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  • Monument Name

    Greene County Veterans Memorial, Snow Hill

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Snow Hill

  • County

    Greene

  • Description

    The Greene County Veterans Memorial is a large rectangular block of granite over six feet tall and four feet wide. It is unfinished except for squares on each side in which the inscriptions appear. Small bronze emblems for each branch of the military are attached above the front inscription. Left to right: Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force.

    Images: Front inscription | Rear inscription | View of Sergeant Ray E. Eubanks, Greene County Confederate and Veterans memorials

  • Inscription

    Front: IN DEDICATION TO / THE MEN AND WOMEN OF / GREENE COUNTY WHO SERVED / THEIR COUNTRY / IN A TIME OF NEED. / TO THOSE WHO FOUGHT, / AND TO THOSE WHO SACRIFICED / LIFE AND LIMB TO DEFEND / OUR FREEDOM AND IDEALS. / WORLD WAR I WORLD WAR II / KOREAN WAR VIET NAM WAR

    Rear: ERECTED BY / GREENE COUNTY TAX PAYERS / THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 94 / THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 332 / VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 9841 / 11 NOV. 1987 / FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

  • Custodian

    Greene County

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1987

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.455670 , -77.670290 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Greene County Courthouse,” The Living New Deal, livingnewdeal.org, (accessed September 2, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Greene County, American Legion Post 94, American Legion Post 332, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9841

  • Location

    The memorial faces northwest, away from the Greene County courthouse and toward the intersection of N Greene St and SE 1st St, Snow Hill, NC.
    Greene County Confederate Monument and Sergeant Ray E. Eubanks, Medal of Honor obelisk stand on both sides of the memorial. Tuscarora War/Lord Granville and a Fallen Police Officer markers stand on the right side of the front lawn, at the intersection of N Greene St and SE 2nd St.

  • Landscape

    The memorial obelisk stands on the left side of the courthouse lawn.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Annual Memorial Day services are held on the Greene County Courthouse lawn.

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