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  • Monument Name

    Veterans Memorial Park, Conway

  • Type

    Public Space

  • Subjects

    World War II

    Veterans of Multiple Wars

  • City

    Conway

  • County

    Northampton

  • Description

    The Veterans Memorial Park covers a small lot next to the Conway Town Hall. There are two primary features. The first, a short distance off the sidewalk, are five lectern style granite blocks inside the curve of a low brick wall. Incised into the lectern faces are the Coat of Arms of the Army, Navy, Airforce, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Three flag poles stand behind the wall flying the North Carolina, United States and POW/MIA flags. Directly behind this feature near the back of the park is a Battlefield Cross cast in bronze standing on a brick and masonry base approximately three feet high with a commemorative plaque on the front. The Battlefield Cross is a rifle, pointing downward with combat boots and a helmet. A rifle pointed down is a memorial to fallen soldier, the helmet is a symbol of great sacrifice and the boots represent the soldier’s final march into battle. In front of the Battlefield Cross are three sections of memorial stones separated by walkways and roped or chained off. The courtyard style park is of poured concrete with low brick walls on three sides with openings for access. The walls are concave at each of the four corners with trees standing in the concave cutout.

    Images: Battlefield Cross | View of the memorial complex

  • Inscription

    Battlefield Cross: GIVEN BY / WINFRED S. OUTLAND, SR. / AND / JANIE OUTLAND MARTIN / U.S. ARMY / SERVED IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY / WORLD WAR II / 1942-1945 / “ALL GAVE SOME – SOME GAVE ALL”

  • Custodian

    Town of Conway

  • Dedication Date

    November 8, 2008

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.436930 , -77.230530 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      Northampton County NC Tourism. "Town of Conway Veteran's Memorial Park," November 5, 2020, (accessed March 22, 2023) Link

      “Session 2007, House Bill 281,” General Assembly of North Carolina, February 21, 2007

      “Town of Conway’s Veterans Memorial Park,” Visit Northampton, visitnorthamptonnc.com, (accessed January 27, 2023) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, brick, bronze

  • Sponsors

    Town of Conway

  • Monument Cost

    Total cost was not determined but a $10,000 appropriation was received from the NC General Assembly.

  • Location

    The park is next to the Conway Town Hall. The town hall address is 221 W. Main St., Conway, NC.

  • Landscape

    Several trees and plants surround the area where memorials stand.

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