Union County Korean War Memorial, Monroe
The Union County Korean War Memorial is a simple rectangular slab of granite several feet tall listing the names of men who died during that conflict.
Images: Angle view of the memorial
KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL / DEDICATED TO BOTH THE VETERANS OF UNION COUNTY / WHO SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR AND TO THOSE MEN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE PURSUIT OF DEMOCRACY / [Left Column] LANEY B. BROOME / COY M. BREWER / LEE C. CARRAWAY / BRENICE CAUTHEN / SELVEN HILTON / JAMES B. HUNTLY / [Right Column] WILLIE J.M. CULLOUGH / KARL C. MILTON / RUFUS D. MOBLEY / ROBERT H. MOSER / WARD B. ORR / HARRY TOLLEY / HAROLD L. YARBOROUGH
November 11, 1995
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The monument is located in front of the Old Union County Courthouse on North Main Street to the left of the Confederate Soldiers Monument (north side of building), at 400 North Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112. Other memorials in front of the historic courthouse include a marker for Confederate Pensioners of Color, Courthouse Cross and War Dead Plaques, and World War One memorial. A Revolutionary War memorial is on the west side lawn, a Fire Fighters memorial on the south side and Vietnam Memorial on the east side lawn.
The courthouse building is surrounded by mature shady trees, seasonal and evergreen plants, and a well-maintained lawn.
The courthouse lawn serves as a ceremonial center for community activities, such as parades. The United Daughters of the Confederacy used to hold Memorial Day celebrations at the site until some residents protested the ceremonies.