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  • Monument Name

    Korean War Monument, Roxboro

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Korean War, 1950-1953

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    The monument consists of a black, gable top tablestone on a rectangular base. The inscription covers the front face of the monument and includes a bas-relief map of the Korean Peninsula. The emblems of the United States Armed Forces are inscribed on the base of the monument. The rear face has an incised American Flag with pole, the Boy Scout emblem at the lower left and the sponsor name on the right.

    Images (by Natasha Smith): Back view with inscription | Base of the monument | View of the memorial and Confederate Monument behind it

  • Inscription

    KOREA / THE FORGOTTEN WAR / REMEMBERED / 25 JUNE 1950 / [a bas-relief map of the Korean Peninsula] / 27 JULY 1953 [ / TO ALL / WHO ANSWERED / OUR NATION'S CALL / AND TO SO MANY / WHO PAID THE / ULTIMATE PRICE / TO KEEP / A TINY NATION / FREE / US TROOPS / 1,789,000 / SERVED / 54,246 DEAD / 7,140 POW/ 8,177 MIA / 103,284 / WOUNDED / FREEDOM IS NOT FREE / DEDICATED NOVEMBER 11, 2011


  • Custodian

    Person County

  • Dedication Date

    November 11, 2011

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.393520 , -78.984000 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Korean War Monument - Roxboro, NC,", (accessed June 25, 2014) Link

      Borden, Sidney, Steven Chickos, and Daniel Jourdan. "The Korean War: North Carolina's Commemoration of the 'Forgotten War'," uploaded February 4, 2014, YouTube, (accessed February 4, 2014) Link

      Person County Board of Commissioners Meeting. August 15, 2011, (accessed June 25, 2014) Link

      Shubert, Judith Richards. “For the Honor Roll Project at Nutfield Genealogy ~ Person County, North Carolina,” Geneology Traces,, (accessed November 22, 2016) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques


  • Sponsors

    Adam Moore

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    The monument was unveiled on Veteran's Day.

  • Subject Notes

    Boy Scout Adam Moore spearheaded the construction of this memorial as his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

    In his proposal to the Person County Board of Commissioners, Adam stated that both his grandfathers were Korean War veterans. The motion passed with all five commissioners in favor. Moore, a member of Troop 321 of Hurdle Mills, NC, raised the necessary funds to execute his vision.

    The courthouse itself dates from 1930 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Location

    The memorial is located on the courthouse square in downtown Roxboro, NC near the intersection of Main Street and Abbitt Street. It stands to the left of Robert Lester Blackwell Memorial and Person County Veterans Memorial. Located on the other corner of the courthouse square, near the intersection of Main Street and Court Street, are Confederate Memorial, Monument to Confederate Captains from Person County, and World War Two Memorial.

  • Landscape

    The memorial stands on the landscaped courthouse lawn, shaded by mature trees.

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