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  • Monument Name

    Veterans Memorial, Maxton

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Maxton

  • County

    Robeson

  • Description

    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

  • Inscription

    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

  • Custodian

    Maxton Historical Society

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1987

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    34.739470 , -79.349600 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Military Memorials” Lumberton Visitors Bureau, http://www.lumberton-nc.com, (accessed November 8, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    Citizens of Maxton

  • Location

    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.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands on the lawn, with two paved walkways leading to it.

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