Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Greenville County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"For Your Tomorrow,
They Gave Their Today.
The young warrior does no speak.
Nevertheless, he is heard in the still houses: who has not heard him.
He has a silence that speaks for him at night and when the clock counts.
I am young. I have died. Remember me.
I have done what I could but until it is finished it is not done.
I have given my life, but until it is finished no one can say what my life gave.
My death is not mine; it is yours; it will mean what you make it.
Whether my life and my death are for peace and a new home or for nothing, I cannot say; it is for you who must say this.
I leave you my death; give it its meaning.
I was young. I have died. Remember me.
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, is directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars, were treated and appreciated by their nation." -- George Washington.
and endure the pain in a distant land.
While our country's support was often less,
you stood your ground and did your best.
Men and women of Greenville County,
such bravery displayed,
as you went to another country's aid.
With sad and grateful hearts, its not in vain
we carry your torch as we honor your names.
The Sons of All America's Pride
On foreign soil they fought
Their cause of freedom was not
Our loss is surely heaven's gain.
A Tribute to the Men Who Died
I guess childhood was never meant to last.
Although a flood of tears we have cried
Cannot bring back the men who died.
We forget what the men gave,
And in our hearts, for them, a place we'll save.
This is an emblem of mothers
whose sons or daughters served
and died that this world might
be a better place in which you life.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life
for his friends. -- John 15:13
Location. 34° 50.7′ Click for map. Marker is located in Cleveland Park. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Honor Of (within shouting distance of this marker); Capers Bouton Memoral Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Cleveland Park (within shouting distance of this marker); African Elephant (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brockman Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crenshaw's Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Major Rudolf Anderson Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenville Gas and Electric Light Company (approx. half a mile away); Second Baptist Church World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); In 1825 (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . . Welcome Home To Greenville. Region 3 is pleased to welcome everyone to South Carolina for the 2008 VVA Leadership Conference and 30th VVA Anniversary celebration in Greenville. (Submitted on February 14, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
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