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  • Monument Name

    Union County Korean War Memorial, Monroe

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Monroe

  • County

    Union

  • Description

    The Union County Korean War Memorial is a simple rectangular slab of granite several feet tall listing the names of men who died during that conflict.

    Images: Angle view of the memorial

  • Inscription

    KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL / DEDICATED TO BOTH THE VETERANS OF UNION COUNTY / WHO SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR AND TO THOSE MEN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE PURSUIT OF DEMOCRACY / [Left Column] LANEY B. BROOME / COY M. BREWER / LEE C. CARRAWAY / BRENICE CAUTHEN / SELVEN HILTON / JAMES B. HUNTLY / [Right Column] WILLIE J.M. CULLOUGH / KARL C. MILTON / RUFUS D. MOBLEY / ROBERT H. MOSER / WARD B. ORR / HARRY TOLLEY / HAROLD L. YARBOROUGH

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1995

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.983060 , -80.550000 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Old Courthouse,” Union County Public Library, http://history.union.lib.nc.us, Photo # 00026, (accessed August 15, 2016) Link

      “Union County – Monroe (Courthouse),” Ride Around America, http://www.roadsandriders.com, (accessed August 10, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The monument is located in front of the Old Union County Courthouse on North Main Street to the left of the Confederate Soldiers Monument (north side of building), at 400 North Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112. Other memorials in front of the historic courthouse include a marker for Confederate Pensioners of Color, Courthouse Cross and War Dead Plaques, and World War One memorial. A Revolutionary War memorial is on the west side lawn, a Fire Fighters memorial on the south side and Vietnam Memorial on the east side lawn.

  • Landscape

    The courthouse building is surrounded by mature shady trees, seasonal and evergreen plants, and a well-maintained lawn.

  • Post Dedication Use

    The courthouse lawn serves as a ceremonial center for community activities, such as parades. The United Daughters of the Confederacy used to hold Memorial Day celebrations at the site until some residents protested the ceremonies.

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