All Veterans Memorial, Asheboro
The monument is composed of nine engraved granite panels arranged in a semicircle on a low multi-tiered base. The panels increase in height toward the center, and the center panel is topped with an eagle. Each has the coat of arms or symbol for a branch of the military, government or veterans support organization, with the third, center and seventh panels having two each. From left to right: Randolph County Honor Guard, Coast Guard, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, Airforce, The Great Seal of North Carolina, The Great Seal of the United States and Army, Randolph County, Navy, Veterans of Foreign Wars and AMVETS, Marines, Marine Corps League. On the front of these panels are the names of 165 men from the county who died in military service. The back of the panels list the names of Randolph County Veterans of multiple wars. Behind these nine panels are four additional ones of equal height also engraved with names of Randolph County men and women veterans, in total over 3,900 names. Three flagpoles stand to the rear.
Centered in front of the memorial is a small granite POW/MIA marker (dedicated in 1987) with a US and NC flag incised and colored. To either side are curved memorial benches of polished granite. Small granite commemorative plaques are at each flagpole.
Images: Center slabs | Left slabs | Right slabs | Panels with the names of Randolph County NC veterans | American Legion panel | Bench In memory of J.E. "Gene" Allred | Bench "Freedom" - front and back | Asheboro Civitan Club | Panels "Navy" and "Veterans of Foreign Wars" | In memory of James Pierce Hill | In memory of Maurice N. Plummer | POW/MIA plaque
Center slab: They stood in the unbroken line of patriots who lived to bear their country's arms. They died to save its honor and keep aglow the flaming torch of freedom. / Army
Killed in action / [list of names]
Slabs, beginning on left: Randolph County, North Carolina Honor Guard / Promoter and designer Frank J. Rose State Commander American Legion 1991 - 1992 / Erected 1995 / Coast Guard / Killed in action / [list of names] / American Legion / Asheboro Post 45 / Asheboro Aux 45 / Liberty Post 81 / Ramseur Post 125 / Disabled American Veterans Asheboro Chapter 22 / Asheboro Aux 22 / Ramseur Chapter 38 / To you who answered your country's call and served in its armed forces -- heartfelt thanks from a grateful state. / Dedicated to the men and women of Randolph County who died that freedom might live and grow. / Navy / Killed in action / [List of names] / Veterans of Foreign Wars / Randleman Post 9418 / Randleman Aux 9418 / Asheboro Post 1159 / Asheboro Aux 1159 / Liberty Post 8721 / Liberty Aux 8721 / AMVETS / Asheboro Post / Marines Killed in action / [List of names] / Marine Corps League / Cpl. Johnny A. Williamson Detachment #1165 Left bench: IN MEMORY OF JAMES E. “GENE” ALLRED / COMMANDER, RANDOLPH COUNTY HONOR GUARD
Right bench front: “FREEDOM ISN’T FREE” / IN HONOR OF ALL WOUNDED WARRIORS
Right bench rear: TROOP 501 EAGEL SCOUT SERVICE PROJECT / OF THOMAS OWENS 2015
POW/MIA: POW MIA / YOU / ARE / NOT / FORGOTTEN / RANDOLPH COUNTY FORGET-ME-NOTS / TO OUR NATIONS POW-MIAS / DEC. 5, 1987 / WWII 78751 / KOREA 8177 / VIETNAM 2417
Small plaque one: IN MEMORY OF / MAURICE N. PLUMMER / K.I.A. W.W. II / J.W. AND FRANCES PLUMMER / FAMILY
Small plaque two: ASHEBORO CIVITAN CLUB / 1995 / IN HONOR OF OUR VETERANS
Small plaque three: IN MEMORY OF / JAMES PIERCE HILL / U.S. NAVY W.W. II
November 11, 1995
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In 1995, $31,700. In 2004, $8,439 were raised for two additional panels for names. All funding provided by Randolph County.
20th Century Veterans Memorial
The memorial is located between the old Randolph County Courthouse and the new courthouse in Asheboro, NC.
The memorial complex is surrounded by trees and shrubbery.
This monument has become a site for annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day activities and ceremonies.