Perquimans County Veterans Memorial, Hertford
The memorial is a granite tabletstone with a round on flat top on a single base. A square granite pedestal is at each flank topped with what appears to be a vase made of bronze. Centered near the top is a bronze medallion with the American Flag. In a circle around the center medallion are six smaller medallions. Starting at the noon position and moving clockwise: Army, Marine Corp, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, Air Force and Navy. The inscription appears below the medallions. Three incised vertical lines run along each edge of the tabletstone.
A walk to and surrounding the memorial is formed of red brick commemorative pavers. Two small granite plaques with inscriptions are set into the walk in front of the marker.
Images: The Veterans and Jim “Catfish” Hunter memorials | View of the historic Perquimans County Courthouse with the Veterans Memorial and Jim “Catfish” Hunter Memorial on the front lawn
“THE WILLINGNESS TO SACRIFICE / IS THE PRELUDE TO FREEDOM.”
THE SACRIFICES OF FEW ENSURE / THE FREEDOM OF MANY. / A GRATEFUL COMMUNITY REMEMBERS / THOSE WHO SERVE IN THE / ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES / DURING TIMES OF WAR AND PEACE / WHOSE COURAGE AND PERSONAL / SACRIFICES DEFEND AND / PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM.
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Foley, John. "Honoring Their Sacrifice: 150 Attend Memorial Day Ceremony," The Perquimans Weekly,, May 31, 2022, dailyadvance.com, (accessed September 21, 2022) Link
Granite, bronze, brick
The monument is located on N. Church Street between E. Grubb and E. Market Streets in Hertford, NC to the right of the entrance to the Perquimans County Courthouse. A memorial to “Catfish” Hunter stands a few feet away and a Confederate Soldiers Monument stand to the left of the courthouse entrance.
The memorial stands in the Memorial Park at the historic Perquimans County Courthouse, to the right of the building entrance.