Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Graceland East Memorial Park Veterans Monument
A Nation that honors its veterans is a nation dedicated to the preservation of freedom won by the sacrifice of life itself. These emblems are appropriately dedicated to the valiant dead of the armed forces who ventured far, fought bravely, and gave their lives to preserve freedom and liberty in our land. Together they lie here in mute testimony to the manner in which they lived, worked and fought to achieve the victories in order that America may life.
All World War I Veterans
We went "over there" to the songs and cheers of our countrymen, and marched right into the grim reality of twentieth century warfare. Poison gas, machine guns, tanks, aircraft and submarines were devastating innovations. We fought in trenches, on the sea and in the air.
We help make the world safe for democracy...but it was only the beginning.
All World War II Veterans
Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute and often brutal enemy; yet they possessed the inner strength and courage that kept them going on the beaches at Normandy, in the deserts of North Africa and on the islands of the South Pacific.
The actions of those who were called to duty were probably best described by the words of Admiral Nimitz: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."
All Korean War Veterans
We froze in the winter and baked in the summer sun.
At times, we were greatly outnumbered; but we still fought on and many of us gave our lives for Freedom...for Justice...and for Peace.
All Vietnam Veterans
God will one day judge our
All Persian Gulf War Veterans
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Military • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II.
Location. 34° 49′ N, 82° 15.333′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Memorial is on Woodruff Road (State Highway 14), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2206 Woodruff Road, Greenville SC 29611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gilder (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oakland Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bethel Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bethel Church Cemetery (approx. Bethel Community Training Ground (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Old Arbor (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Old Oak Tree (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cherokee Boundary (1767) (approx. 3 miles away); Pelham Mill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fred W. Symmes Hall of Science (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
1. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
I would like to know who is responsible for this monument. The inscription is wonderful.
Editor's Note: The verse on the main plaque has been used in various places around the country. As we understand it, the author is unknown at this time. If you should find out more, please let us know. Thank you.
The other material on the memorial is likely the result of community involvement and the Memorial Park operators. Contact information for the Graceland East Memorial Park is:
2206 Woodruff Road
Simpsonville, SC 29681
— Submitted May 28, 2010, by Susan Hill of Simpsonville,
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,596 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on May 17, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.