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  • Monument Name

    Transylvania County Veterans Memorial, Pisgah Forest

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    World War I

    World War II

    Vietnam War, 1960-1975

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City

    Pisgah Forest

  • County

    Transylvania

  • Description

    The veteran memorial at Pisgah Gardens Cemetery consists of a central stone with two wing stones on a single base. Incised on each side of the central stone is the same depiction of two men in World War II style uniforms. One, still wearing a helmet with his rifle slung over his shoulder, is carrying a wounded comrade. Shells burst around them on what appears to be an island setting. Above the inscription on each side of the wing stones are a military coat of arms. The left stone has that of the Navy and Marine Corp and the right wing shows the Army and Air Force. The Coast Guard is not represented. The memorial is flanked by two flag poles; one flying the U.S flag and the other a POW/MIA flag.

    Images: Rear View | Side view

  • Inscription

    Front, center: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAT THIS, THAT A MAN LAY / DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. / ST. JOHN 15:13

    Front, left: WORLD WAR I / IN LOVING MEMORY / OF OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / ALL GAVE SOME Front, right: WORLD WAR II / DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND TO THE MEN AND / WOMEN OF ALL WARS / SOME GAVE ALL

    Rear, center: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN / THAT THIS, THAT A MAN LAY / DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. / ST. JOHN 15:13

    Rear, left: KOREA / IN MEMORY AND HONOR OF ALL / MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE / THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / ALL GAVE SOME

    Rear, right: VIETNAM / DEDICATED TO ALL MEN AND WOMEN / IN THE VALHALLA WHICH ALL / HEROS ASCEND / SOME GAVE ALL

  • Custodian

    Pisgah Gardens Cemetery

  • Dedication Date

    1996

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.269570 , -82.689200 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      No related materials.

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Location

    The memorial stands on the far right side of the cemetery, located at 1017 Hendersonville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

  • Landscape

    A wooded area serves as a natural backdrop for the memorial.

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