All War Mothers of Iredell County, Statesville
The War Mothers marker is a rusticated granite block several feet tall with a slightly rounded top. Inset into the block is a simple rectangular bronze tablet. The marker denotes the dedication of the flagpole that stands directly behind.
Images: View from sidewalk
PRESENTED BY / IREDELL COUNTY / THROUGH / HURST TURNER POST NO65 / AMERICAN LEGION / IN HONOR OF /ALL WAR MOTHERS / OF / IREDELL COUNTY / MOTHERS DAY / MAY 1945
May 12, 1945
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“Court House Flag Pole Now Ready,” Statesville Record And Landmark (Statesville, NC), May 9, 1945
“Flag Raised at Court House in Brief Ceremony,” Statesville Record And Landmark (Statesville, NC), May 14, 1945
Granite, bronze, steel flagpole
Hurst Turner Post Number 65, American Legion
The flag pole was dedicated by an American Flag being raised to full mast in honor of the War Mothers of Iredell County and then lowered to half-staff in memory of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roy L. McMillan of Raleigh gave a brief address giving honor to mothers whose sons fought in World War Two.
The marker and flagpole stand on the front lawn of the historic Iredell County Courthouse at Court Street and South Center Street in Statesville, NC. The marker and flagpole are near the sidewalk directly in front of the Iredell County Confederate Monument. The United Spanish War Veterans Memorial stands to the left.
All memorials stand on the well-maintained courthouse lawn, surrounded by mature shady trees.