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Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial

 
 
Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial Marker - west panel inscriptions image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 17, 2010
1. Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial Marker - west panel inscriptions
Inscription.
[inscriptions, west center interior]

"It is the Veteran:"
It is the Veteran who has given us and defended Freedom of Religion.
It is the Veteran who has given us and defended Freedom of Press.
It is the Veteran who has given us and defended Freedom of Speech.
It is the Veteran who has given us and defended Freedom of Assembly.
It is the Veteran who has given us and defended the Right to Vote.

It is the Veteran who salutes the Flag.
It is the Veteran who serves the Flag.
It is the Veteran whose coffin is draped by the Flag.

Thank you, Veterans.

[inscriptions, east center interior]

Dedicated to those
who gave us Peace,
Liberty and
Freedom and to
the Veterans
who have
Preserved it.

[The Great Seal of the United States and the Seals of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Maritime Service]

[Separate plaques acknowledging the "WNC Veterans' Memorial Directors" and various contributors.]
 
Erected 2009 by State of North Carolina.
 
Location. 35° 35.778′ N, 82° 32.924′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is at the
Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial - east panel inscriptions image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
2. Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial - east panel inscriptions
intersection of College Street (U.S. 74) and Court House Plaza, on the right when traveling east on College Street. Click for map. The memorial is on Roger McGuire Green in the Court Plaza on the south side of College Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Court Plaza, Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War with Spain (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor the Revolutionary Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Buncombe County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Wolfe (within shouting distance of this marker); Ashe Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellington's Dream (about 400 feet away); Civic Pride (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Asheville.
 
Additional keywords. WNC Veterans' Memorial.
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable PersonsPatriots & Patriotism
 
Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial - statue symbolic of a veteran's loved one image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
3. Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial - statue symbolic of a veteran's loved one
Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial - view from Court Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
4. Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial - view from Court Plaza
Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial - view from parking area off College St. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 18, 2010
5. Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial - view from parking area off College St.
Note the Buncombe County Court House and the Asheville City Hall to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 943 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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