Carteret County Veterans Memorial, Beaufort
The Carteret County Veterans Memorial Consist of a granite hexagon shaped center base with a slanted top that dedicates the memorial to all veterans. Around the six sides are incised Coats of Arms to the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Formed in a shallow curve behind the center piece are five lectern shaped granite blocks dedicated to the wars of America beginning with World War One through the conflicts in Southwest Asia. On the front face of each block is an incised scene representing each war. Flags of the five Armed Services fly on poles behind each block. A sixth pole flies the United States and North Carolina flags. The memorial stands on a large poured concrete slab.
Center base: DEDICATED / TO ALL / VETERANS / WE / REMEMBER
World War One: CARTERET / COUNTY / WWI / VETERANS / 1917-1918
World War Two: CARTERET / COUNTY / WWII / VETERANS / 1941-1946
Korean War: CARTERET / COUNTY / KOREAN / VETERANS / 1950-1953
Vietnam War: CARTERET / COUNTY / VIETNAM / VETERANS / 1961-1975
Southwest Asia: CARTERET / COUNTY / SOUTHWEST ASIA / VETERANS / 1991
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The memorial stands on the lawn to the left of the front entrance to the Carteret County Courthouse located at 300 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC. An Order of the Purple Heart memorial is a short distance away and the Carteret County Confederate Dead monument stands in front of the courthouse.
The memorial stands on the lawn surrounded by plantings, hedges, and mature trees.