Veterans Memorial, Maxton
The Maxton Veterans Memorial is a narrow slab of granite with a roughhewn arch top seven to eight feet tall. The granite slab stands on a round granite base on a round concrete patio area. A simple cross is incised near the top above the inscriptions on the front face. The rear face shows the Seal of the United States above the inscriptions. A single flag pole stands behind the memorial.
Images: Inscription | Rear view
Front: TO THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME / SACRIFICE WE ETCH THEIR NAMES / IN GRANITE TO STAND AGAINST TIME / SO WE AND OUR CHILDREN CAN / LEARN AND REMEMBER
WORLD WAR I / [Left Column] ARTHUR J. MEDLIN / ROBERT WHITE MCLEAN / [Right Column] DOUGLAS PURCELL / OTIS BETTIS OBRIEN
WORLD WAR II / [Left Column] RUFUS MERRITT KNIGHT / WALTER LEE / JAMES MORRISON / CURRIE MCLEOD / NEIL MCKELLER / RUFUS L. WALTERS / ARTHUR COTTINGHAM / EDWARD TOWNSEND / [Right Column] JAMES MCLEAN / LACY LEACH / ALPHONSO MCEACHIN / DAVID PIPKIN / VERNON ODOM / JOHN W. SINCLAIR, JR. / DONALD HENSEY
KOREAN WAR / HERBERT LEROY SMITH
VIETNAM WAR / [Left Column] RHONNIE LEE CLARK / JIMMY LOCKLEAR / MURAL MCDANIEL / [Right Column] SYLVESTER CONLEY, JR. / JOHN HOWARD HERRING Rear: LEAST WE FORGET / DEDICATED TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE / TOWN OF MAXTON N.C. WHO SERVED IN TIME OF / PEACE AND WAR AND ESPECIALLY TO THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THAT SERVICE
TO THOSE WHO ARE POW AND MIA WE WILL / NOT GIVE UP HOPE IN BRINGING YOU HOME
ERECTED BY / THE CITIZENS OF MAXTON / NOV. 11, 1987
Maxton Historical Society
November 11, 1987
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“Military Memorials” Lumberton Visitors Bureau, http://www.lumberton-nc.com, (accessed November 8, 2016) Link
Citizens of Maxton
The Veterans Memorial is located in front of the Maxton Historical Society Museum at 201 W. Graham Street. It stands at the intersection of West Graham and North Florence Streets in Maxton, NC.
The monument stands on the lawn, with two paved walkways leading to it.