Veterans Memorial, Murfreesboro
The Murfreesboro Veterans Memorial is comprised of four Georgian granite panels on a two tier granite base. A central panel in the shape of an isosceles trapezoid stands 10 feet tall and holds the primary inscriptions. Two five feet tall panels flank the central panel and another is attached to the rear of the central panel at a right angle. The panels hold the names of approximately 500 citizens of the Murfreesboro area who served in the military beginning with World War Two. A bronze eagle with spread wings is atop the center panel and a full color American flag is on the rear of this panel. A flagpole stands directly behind the memorial.
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Center panel: THEY ANSWERED THE CALL TO ARMS / THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY A / GRATEFUL COMMUNITY TO HONOR AND / REMEMBER THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO / SERVED, FOUGHT AND SACRIFICED TO / PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE IDEALS AND / FREEDOM OF OUR GREAT NATION.
WORLD WAR TWO ERA / DECEMBER 7, 1941 – DECEMBER 31, 1946 [names] Upper base tier: IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE GREATER MUFREESBORO AREA WAR VETERANS Lower base tier: COAST / GUARD NAVY ARMY MARINE / CORPS AIR / FORCE Rear of proper left side panel: KOREAN WAR ERA / JUNE 27, 1950 – JANUARY 31, 1955 [names] Rear of proper right side panel: GULF WAR ERA / AUGUST 2, 1990 [names] Center rear panel, both sides of panel: VIETNAM WAR ERA / FEBRUARY 28, 1961 – MAY 7, 1975 [names both sides]
Town of Murfreesboro
May 27, 2007
36.444300 , -77.099810 View in Geobrowse
“Great American Hero,” The Tidewater News (Franklin, VA), July 30, 2019, (accessed May 21, 2023) Link
“Murfreesboro Veterans Memorial,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed May 21, 2023) Link
“Murfreesboro War Veterans’ Memorial Springs to Life,” News –Herald (Ahoskie, NC), May 27, 2007, (accessed May 21, 2023) Link
Murfreesboro War Veterans Committee
The memorial is located in front of the Murfree Center at 102 E. Broad Street in Murfreesboro, NC. It is on the right when traveling west on E. Broad Street.
The memorial stands in front of two rows of trees with an open lawn to the right.