Scotland County Veterans Memorial, Laurinburg
The Scotland County Veterans Memorial is a pentagon shaped column on a slanted plinth block on a single base standing approximately 18 feet tall. Each side of the column, near the top, features the coat of arms for each branch of the military in the form of a bronze medallion. The side and base with the Army coat of arms holds the primary inscriptions. The memorial space is outlined with a pentagon shaped edge of granite. White gravel fills the space between the monument base and edging.
Images: Three monuments in front of the Scotland County Courthouse | Air Force side view | Coast Guard side view | Front lower inscriptions | Marine Corps side view | Navy side view | Inscription on the Navy side
Front of column near top: SCOTLAND / COUNTY / VETERANS / MEMORIAL
Front base: IN HONOR OF THOSE / WHO SERVED IN THE / MILITARY FORCES OF THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN WAR AND PEACE, AND IN / LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN / THAT SERVICE
Front, Army side: PANAMA / 1989 – 1990 / WORLD WAR I / 1917 – 1918 / REVOLUTIONARY WAR / 1775 – 1783
Navy side: PERSIAN GULF WAR / 1990 – 1991 / WORLD WAR II / 1941 – 1945 / WAR OF 1812 / 1812 – 1815
Marine Corps side: KOREAN WAR / 1950-1953 / MEXICAN WAR / 1846 – 1848
Coast Guard side: VIETNAM WAR / 1961 – 1975 / CIVIL WAR / 1861-1865
Air Force side: GRANADA / 1983 / SPANISH AMERICAN WAR / 1898
34.775890 , -79.460500 View in Geobrowse
Myers, Betty P. “History,” Scotland County, North Carolina, http://www.scotlandcounty.org, (accessed November 8, 2016) Link
The monument stands at the corner of Roper and Biggs Streets, to the left of the Scotland County Courthouse that is located at 212 Biggs Street, Laurinburg, NC. When facing the courthouse the Veterans Memorial is to the right of the Confederate Soldiers Monument with the Quakenbush Monument to the left of the Confederate Monument.
The monument sits in a grassy triangular median between the street and the courthouse parking lot.