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  • Monument Name

    World War Two Memorial, Roxboro

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War II

  • City

    Roxboro

  • County

    Person

  • Description

    The memorial is constructed of polished black granite. The main feature is a granite block with an offset gable top that angles back from the gable’s center line forming unequal sections for this main block. Both sections contain inscriptions with the narrower right portion showing the logo for the Department of Defense at the top, with the logos for the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines along the bottom. The memorial stands on a single base which in turn rests on a larger foundation piece with a sloped front that also holds an inscription.

  • Inscription

    Face, left side: DEDICATED TO / THE MEN AND WOMEN / OF PERSON COUNTY WHO SERVED / IN THE ARMED FORCES OF / THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / DURING WORLD WAR II

    Face, right side: WORLD WAR II / 1941-1945

    Foundation/base: DONATED BY THE CITIZENS OF PERSON COUNTY AND THE ROTARY CLUB OF ROXBORO – MAY 30, 2009

  • Custodian

    Person County

  • Dedication Date

    May 30, 2009

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.393740 , -78.983870 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Hyco Lake News, http://www.hycolake.com, "5-22-2009", (accessed April 3, 2016) Link

      Shubert, Judith Richards. “For The Honor Roll Project At Nutfield Genealogy ~ Person County, North Carolina,” Geneology Traces, http://genealogytraces.blogspot.com, (accessed November 22, 2016) Link

      “North Carolina’s World War II Experience: Tributes and Comments,” UNC TV, http://wwii.unctv.org, (accessed April 3, 2016) Link

      “Person County World WWII Memorial – Roxboro NC, Waymarking.com, (accessed April 3, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Citizens of Person County and Rotary Club of Roxboro

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    A new monument dedicated to the WWII veterans of Person County was unveiled on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at 10:00AM. A special gift was presented to WWII veterans in attendance.

  • Subject Notes

    In 2007 the Roxboro Rotary Club organized a Ride of Honor for World War Two veterans of Person County. The project took over 100 World War Two veterans and their families to Washington, D.C. to visit the National World War Two memorial on May 9 of that year. Leftover funds were used to construct the Person County World War Two memorial.

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the courthouse square in downtown Roxboro, NC near the intersection of Main Street and Court Street. It stands to the right of the Confederate Memorial and Monument to Confederate Captains from Person County. Located on the other corner of the courthouse square (intersection of S Main Street and Abbitt Street) are Robert Lester Blackwell Memorial, Veterans Memorial and Korean War Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the landscaped courthouse lawn.

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