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  • Monument Name

    Haywood County Veterans Memorial, Waynesville

  • Type

    Obelisk

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • Creator

    Blake C. Morrison, Designer

  • City

    Waynesville

  • County

    Haywood

  • Description

    The memorial consists of a small granite three sided pylon sitting atop a granite base. Bronze plaques are inset near the pylon bottom on each side. In bronze, at the pylon’s top, a pair of hands holds a globe with an eagle perched on top. The granite base is pentagon shaped and inset on each side with bronze coat of arms of the five military branches.

    Images (by Rusty Long): Dedication plaque | Sponsor plaque | Designer plaque | Globe with eagle | Street view

  • Inscription

    Dedication plaque: IN HONOR OF ALL VETERANS / WHO SERVED IN / THE ARMED FORCES OF / THE UNITED STATES / OF AMERICA / DEDICATED VETERANS DAY / NOVEMBER 11, 1991

    Sponsor plaque: THIS MEMORIAL IS MADE POSSIBLE / THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF THE / HAYWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF / COMMISSIONERS, 1989-1990, THE / HAYWOOD COUNTY VETERANS / COUNCIL AND THE GENEROUS / CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE CITIZENS / OF HAYWOOD COUNTY.

    Designer plaque: DESIGNED BY / BLAKE C. MORRISON / AVIATION ARTIST / NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEVADA

  • Custodian

    Haywood County

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 1991

  • Decade

    1990s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.492550 , -82.987090 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Weaver, Michael. “Marine Jets Won’t Fly Over Ceremony,” ,Asheville Citizen Times (Asheville, NC), November 9, 1991

      “Blake C. Morrison,” Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV), October 28, 2009, (accessed July 25, 2021) Link

      “Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville, North Carolina,” Bobbystuff.com, (accessed July 25, 2021) Link

      “Haywood County Veterans Memorial - Waynesville, NC,” Waymarking.com, (accessed July 25, 2021) Link

      “Veterans Memorial,” Asheville Citizen Times (Asheville, NC), November 11, 1991

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    Haywood County Board of Commissioners, The Haywood County Veterans Council, citizens of Haywood County

  • Monument Cost

    $15,000

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Marine Corps Commandant General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., a native of Haywood County, was scheduled to be the featured speaker.

  • Location

    The monument is located to the left of the Old Haywood County Courthouse entrance, 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC. Also located nearby are the Haywood County Korean War Memorial, the Memorial Tablet to Revolutionary Soldiers, the Haywood County Confederate Monument, 1776 Militia Rifleman statue, and the Haywood County Vietnam Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The monument is located on the landscaped grounds of the Old Haywood County Court House.

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