World Wars I & II Memorial, Eden
The Eden (Draper) World War I & II memorial is a tapered granite shaft approximately eight-feet tall. Atop the column is an eagle with spread wings that appears to be made of metal. The top one-third of the column holds an incised inscription. The middle third has a metal plaque listing the names of those who died in military service during the two wars. Beneath the plaque is an incised symbol for the American Legion Auxiliary. The shaft stands on a concrete pad in a small wooded park area. Near the memorial is a flagpole and seating area made of stone.
Images: Inscription | Far-off view
Incised inscription: DEDICATED TO / ALL WHO SERVED / AND IN MEMORY / OF THOSE WHO / MADE THE SU- / PREME SACRIFICE / IN WORLD WARS / I AND II
Plaque inscription: WORLD WAR I / HENRY STEAGALL
WORLD WAR II / DANIEL W. ATKINS / WALTER M. CHAMBERS, JR. / FRANK E. CHERRY / JOHNSIE T. HARRIS / HARRY G. AKERS / OTHO H. HARMON / JASPER C. COBB / PERVIE W. BOLICK / JAMES E. LAW / RUSSELL A. STONE
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“A Look at Veterans Memorials in the Triad,” Greensboro.com, November 4, 2019, (accessed September 28, 2021) Link
American Legion Auxiliary
The city of Eden was incorporated in 1967 through the consolidation of three towns: Leaksville, Spray, and Draper.
The memorial is located at the corner of West Fieldcrest Road and Main Street in the present day city of Eden. Note: to locate using Google Maps search for West Fieldcrest Road, Eden, NC
The memorial stands in a well maintained park like area near the center of the Draper area in Eden. The park encompasses most of a city block, has mature hardwood trees and landscape plantings.