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Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial

 
 
Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David E Finley, April 12, 2011
1. Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker
The side with the Marine emblem and the word "Respect" engraved at the base.
Inscription.  The Veterans Memorial recognizes soldiers who served in each of our nation’s conflicts, ranging from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism.
 
Erected 2010 by Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Contributors.
 
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 34° 23.904′ N, 82° 14.774′ W. Marker is in Ware Shoals, South Carolina, in Greenwood County. Marker is at the intersection of South Greenwood Avenue (Business U.S. 25) and East Main Street, on the left when traveling south on South Greenwood Avenue. The Veterans Memorial is located between the historic Ware Shoals Inn and Katherine Hall which are both historical sites built by Benjamin DeWitt Riegel. A wealthy New York businessman who bought an unfinished project to dam the Saluda River from Nat Dial of Laurens County. The construction of a power plant was completed in 1904, as a prelude to the construction of a state-of-the-art textile mill in 1906. The
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textile plant at Ware Shoals developed into a major corporation, Riegel Textile Corporation. The mill was closed in 1985 and Riegel Textile was sold to Mount Vernon Mills. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ware Shoals SC 29692, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin DeWitt Riegel (within shouting distance of this marker); Marion P. Carnell Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irvin Pitts Park / Ware Shoals (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ware Shoals School / Ware Shoals High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ware Shoals High School Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); The William T. Jones, III Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Martin's Store (approx. 2.8 miles away); Western Laurens Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ware Shoals.
 
Also see . . .  . (Submitted on February 8, 2011, by David E Finley of Piedmont, South Carolina.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Background Of The Design
The design of the Ware Shoals Veteran’s Memorial recognizes the five branches of our armed forces represented by the five pointed star which is seen throughout the memorial. The selected tree, the Columnar Sweet Gum, stands tall just as our heroic veterans, with leaves resembling the recognizable star design.

A seating area along the walk provides a special place to remember those who have not returned, while
Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David E Finley, April 12, 2011
2. Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker
The side with the Navy emblem and the word "Courage" engraved at the base.
seat height granite walls add a defining vertical edge to the plaza. A Five Sided Black Granite Monument lies in the center of the plaza with a bronze seal of each branch of the armed forces. Each side of the base represents the characteristics that make up the strong foundation of each of our veterans.
    — Submitted February 8, 2011, by David E Finley of Piedmont, South Carolina.

2. Contact Information About the Memorial
Ware Shoals Veteran’s Memorial Fund
Ware Shoals Town Hall
PO Box 510
Ware Shoals SC 29692
WS Town Hall (864) 456-7478

Please direct Memorial design questions to:

Tipton Pitts, ASLA
The Landart Design Group, Inc.
PO Box 3161
Spartanburg, SC 29304-3161
(864)585-7500
[email protected]
    — Submitted February 8, 2011, by David E Finley of Piedmont, South Carolina.

 
Additional keywords. United States Armed Services veterans, past or present; either non-combat or combat times. Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Viet Nam, The War on Terrorism.
 
Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David E Finley, April 12, 2011
3. Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker
The side with the Air Force emblem and the word "Dedication" engraved at the base.
Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David E Finley, April 12, 2011
4. Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker
The side with the Coast Guard emblem and the word "Valor" engraved at the base.
Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David E Finley, February 2011
5. Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker
The side with the Army emblem and the word "Honor" engraved at the base.
Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
6. Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial
Completed Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
May 30, 2010
7. Completed Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial
Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David E Finley, April 30, 2010
8. Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial Marker
A five-sided black granite monument lies in the center of the plaza with a bronze seal of each branch of the armed forces. Each side of the base represents the characteristics that make up the strong foundation of each of our veterans. This side shows the United States Army seal and the word Honor engraved at the base. Also, seen in the background is the seating area that provides a special place to remember those who have not returned from war. This is in memory and honor of all of the MIA's (Missing In Action).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2011, by David E Finley of Piedmont, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 12, 2011.   5. submitted on May 8, 2011, by David E Finley of Piedmont, South Carolina.   6. submitted on February 8, 2011, by David E Finley of Piedmont, South Carolina.   7. submitted on February 10, 2011, by David E Finley of Piedmont, South Carolina.   8. submitted on February 8, 2011, by David E Finley of Piedmont, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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