Henderson County Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial, Hendersonville
This inscribed granite marker honors those from Henderson County who served during the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan. The simple in style memorial stands slightly over 5 ft. tall including the single base in the style of a grave marker with a flat top with rounded corners. The two faces are polished while the sides remain rough-hewn. This marker is one of nine memorials honoring Henderson County war dead that form “The Honor Walk” on the grounds of the old Henderson County Courthouse.
Images: Top view | War Memorial and Henderson County Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial
IN HONOR / OF / THE CITIZENS OF / HENDERSON COUNTY / WHO SERVED THEIR / COUNTRY IN THE / GULF WAR AND IN / WARS IN AFGHANISTAN / AND IRAQ AND ON / TERRORISM AT HOME / AND ABROAD AND FOR / THE SACRIFICES / OF THEIR FAMILIES / ERECTED IN 2008
Henderson County Heritage Museum
April 13, 2008
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“Hendersonville Gulf War Memorial,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed October 1, 2015) Link
Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2008, saw nine memorials honoring Henderson County veterans dedicated or re-dedicated. This ceremony was the culmination of a three day event to celebrate the ten million dollar restoration of the historic Henderson County Courthouse and its re-dedication as the home of the Henderson County Heritage Museum.
The Hendersonville Community Band played patriotic tunes while the crowd of over 200 sang along, prayed and listened to speakers and watched veterans lay wreaths on monuments honoring the fallen in all wars in American history. “What mean these stones?” asked George A. Jones, chairman of the Henderson County Heritage Museum Board. “We have erected them in honor of all of these. This should never be made in a light-hearted or frivolous manner. There’s too much blood, too much sacrifice, too much death they represent,” he answered to his own question. Hedrick-Rhodes Post 5206, Veterans of Foreign Wars, placed a wreath on this monument during the ceremony.
The monument is located by the Henderson County Heritage Museum (Old Henderson County Courthouse) at 1 Historic Courthouse Square, Hendersonville NC. Several monuments are nearby, including Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial, Confederate Soldier Memorial, Union Soldiers Monument, War Memorial, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War monuments.
The marker stands on the lawn in front of the Historic Henderson County Courthouse.