Inscription. Dedicated to all veterans who have served their country honorably,
and have helped preserve the freedoms that we enjoy in this great country.
From A Grateful Nation
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
|1. Hilton Head Island Veterans Memorial Marker|
Location. 32° 11.274′ N, 80° 43.144′ W. Marker is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Shelter Cove Lane near Mall Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hilton Head Island SC 29928, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. In Memoriam (approx. 1.5 miles away); Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Revolutionary War Ambush (approx. 1.5 miles away); Charlie Simmons, Sr. (approx. 2.4 miles away); William Simmons House (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Sherman (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fort Howell - 1864 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Howell (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hilton Head Island.
1. Town of Hilton Head Island
The Town of Hilton Head Island is steeped in military tradition. Parris Island Marine Training Facility, Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station and Savannahís Hunter Army Airfield are all within a short drive. The area also is home to a large number of active and retired servicemen and women. With such a deep military presence, town leaders thought it only fitting to find a way to honor veterans. Previous veteranís ceremonies had been scattered throughout the town. Yet town leaders wanted a central location to gather the Islandís veterans. The idea of a veteransí memorial was born.
The town agreed on Shelter Cove Community Park for the site. The town and coalition members worked on the design with a local architect, who donated his services.
The Hilton Head Island Veteransí Memorial was finished in time for the 2005 Veteransí Day Ceremony.
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
|2. Hilton Head Island Veterans Memorial Marker|
— Submitted April 11, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.