Elizabeth in Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
They Came From Mecklenburg… / Dedicated To Those Who Serve
They Came From Mecklenburg…
When the Vietnam War ended in 1975, thousands had served from Mecklenburg County; 105 died. Men and women from rural Steele Creek and Mallard Creek, small-town Huntersville and Matthews, urban Myers Park and West Charlotte — all made sacrifices for their country during America's longest war.
Today this 270 foot arc of Georgia granite not only commemorates those who served, but also offers a timeline and a place for education and reflection.
Dedicated To Those Who Served
In 1988 veterans, citizens and community leaders began raising over $450,000 in funds, materials and services for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial. At ground-breaking, Memorial Day 1989, school children presented 105 roses to honor the fallen.
On Veterans Day 1989, hundreds gathered for the dedication — music, military tributes, and remembrances by veterans, families, and elected officials.
Erected by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music
Location. 35° 13′ N, 80° 50.01′ W. Marker is in Charlotte, North Carolina, in Mecklenburg County. It is in Elizabeth. Marker can be reached from East 4th Street (State Highway 16) 0.1 miles west of South Kings Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1116 E 4th St, Charlotte NC 28204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mecklenburg County Vietnam Memorial (here, next to this marker); Ben Nash (within shouting distance of this marker); This Land Once was Thompson Orphanage (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Orphanage (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Thompson Orphanage (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Orphanage Campus (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Orphanage: A Place to Grow (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Thompson and Pattie Clark Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.