Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hilton Head Island Veterans Memorial
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hilton Head Island SC 29928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World’s Largest Figurative Sundial (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 1˝ miles away); Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Revolutionary War Ambush (approx. 1˝ miles away); Charlie Simmons, Sr. (approx. 2.4 miles away); First African Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named First African Baptist ChurchQueen Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 Savannah’s 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 veteran’s ceremonies had been scattered throughout the town. Yet town leaders wanted a central location to gather the Island’s veterans. The idea of a veterans’ 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 Veterans’ Memorial was finished in time for the 2005 Veterans’ Day Ceremony.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,743 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2012, by Amanda Louise Bilbrey of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.