Alleghany County Veterans Memorial, Sparta
The monument is a granite block with a gable shaped top on a single base. It is surrounded by a
patio made of stone pavers. Engraved along the gable top on the front side is the coat of arms
of the five military services and names incised beneath. The front inscription appears inside an
incised border in the shape of a shield with a block shaped American Eagle at the top. The rear
inscription is also surrounded by a shield shaped border and includes the crest for the Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
Images: Back view
Front, top: COAST GUARD ARMY AIR FORCE NAVY MARINES
Front: DEDICATED TO / THE HONOR AND / SACRIFICE OF / OUR MEN AND / WOMEN WHO / SERVED OUR / COUNTRY IN / WAR AND PEACE
Back: ERECTED BY VETERANS / OF FOREIGN WARS / BRUCE WAYNE OSBORNE / POST #7034 / JUNE 1990 / REVOLUTIONARY WAR / CIVIL WAR / WORLD WAR I / WORLD WAR II / KOREAN WAR / VIETNAM WAR / GULF WAR
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Bruce Wayne Osborne Post #7034, Veterans of Foreign Wars
This monument is identical in design to the Avery County Veterans Memorial in Newland. The front face inscriptions are also identical.
The monument stands on the front lawn to the left of the main entrance to the Alleghany County Courthouse, located at 12 North Main Street in Sparta, NC. To the right of the entrance is a bust of former Congressman, Robert Lee Doughton. The Boone Trail Highway Marker #61 is attached to the base of the right column if facing the building.
The memorial stands on the courthouse lawn, with bushes behind it.