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  • Monument Name

    Veterans Memorial, Morganton

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Glen Alpine

  • County

    Burke

  • Description

    The Veterans Memorial central element is a granite tablestone style marker on a single base standing just over 6-feet high. Coats of arms for the Army, Navy and Air Force appear at the stones top. At the bottom are the Marine Corps and Coast Guard placed either side of a POW/MIA symbol. In the stone’s center is the coat of arms for the United States. The inscription appears on the memorials base. An 18-feet long wall made of red memorial bricks extends to either side of the marker. It rises to a height of 6-feet in a series of seven granite topped steps on both side. Granite then runs across the walls top. The brick wall has been laid against a concrete block support wall. Additional courses of memorial bricks are starting to be laid up the walls rear.

    Images: Inscription | Rear view

  • Inscription

    HONORING ALL WHO SERVED / THE NATION WHICH FORGETS IT’S [sic] DEFENDERS WILL ITSELF BE FORGOTTEN / DEDICATED TO ALL VETERANS IN REMEMBRANCE OF PEARLIE F. AND ETHEL J. COSTNER

  • Dedication Date

    Circa 1985

  • Decade

    1980s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.728100 , -81.779690 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      “Farnham, Tracy. “Remembering Those Who Gave All,” The News-Herald (Morganton, NC), May 25, 2015, (accessed December 16, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, brick

  • Location

    The memorial is located near the intersection of E. Main Street (Hwy. 70) and London Street, Glen Alpine, NC.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands near the intersection of several streets in a grassy area at the bottom of a small hill that runs up to a railroad track and the town business district.

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