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Columbus in Polk County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Preserve our Freedom

 
 
Preserve our Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
1. Preserve our Freedom Marker
Inscription. Polk County men & women who lost their lives fighting to preserve our freedom

World War II 1941-1945
Arledge, Keith Arledge, Otis Blackwell, Henry Bobo, Alfred Byars, Lionel Cannon, Watler Carson, Marion Chandley, M. C. Cochran, Charlie E. Dimsdale, Ted Durham, Garson Durham, Morris Foster, James Gibbs, Horace Gosnell, Rufus Harris, Duran C. Hines, James Jackson, Albert Jackson, Henry Jackson, James W. Jackson, Raymond Jervey, Allen Jolley, James Paul Lavender, John Lynch, Benny Mills, Pinckney McGraw, Ray McGuinn, Howard McKinney, Broadus McKinney, Earl Patton, Oliver Porter, Ralph Randolph, Ward Ruff, King Shields, William Swain, Ray Tessneer, Lewis Walker, Charlie White, Torrance Williams, James Williams, Marion Denton, John B.

Korean War 1950-1953
Cochran, John Walter Greene, Homer Robbins, Albert Womack, Bryant H.

Vietnam War
Bradley, Kenneth R. Green, Phillip W. Morgan, James D.
 
Erected 1976 by Polk County Memorial Post 250 of the American Legion.
 
Location. 35° 15.108′ 
Preserve our Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
2. Preserve our Freedom Marker
N, 82° 11.905′ W. Marker is in Columbus, North Carolina, in Polk County. Marker is on W. Mills Street near Hampton Court. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NC 28722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Polk County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Columbus Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Bill" Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk County Bicentennial Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Round Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk County World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brave Devoted Patriots (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tryon Mountain (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Polk County Courthouse and Preserve our Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
3. Polk County Courthouse and Preserve our Freedom Marker
WWII Veterans Green Ash Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
4. WWII Veterans Green Ash Tree Marker
This small marker and the Green Ash Tree can be seen to the far left in the previous photograph.
WWII Veterans Green Ash Tree and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, September 7, 2008
5. WWII Veterans Green Ash Tree and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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