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All Wars Monument, Salisbury National Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Adam Domby.
All Wars Monument
Salisbury National Cemetery

View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/66

Description: The monument is composed of cast-stone with the embedded seals of the five branches of the U.S. military -- Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. The stone is in the shape of an inverted trapezoid, with the narrow angle pointing downward to the base. The stone rests on an inscribed angular base. A plaque is embedded in the stone plaza in front of the structure.

Inscription:
Inscribed on the base: DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF ROWAN COUNTY WHO SERVED THIS COUNTRY WITH HONOR

Inscribed on a plaque at the foot of the monument: THIS MEMORIAL WAS MADE POSSIBLE / BY GENEROUS FRIENDS THROUGH / THE EFFORTS OF THE ROWAN COUNTY / VETERANS COUNCIL DEDICATED / MAY 27, 1990.

Memorial Committee Plaque: VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITTEE / DANTE SPAGNOLO, CHAIRMAN / MAE CARROLL / V.S. CASPER / BEN HOLBROOKS / JOHN LONG / GONZALEE MISENHEIMER / GENE SUNDING / MARCELLE WILLIAMS / GENE RITCHIE / FLOYD WILKINS / GRADY MOSS / JIM ARMBRUST / MIKE RICHARDS / JACKIE POOLE

Dedication date: 5/27/1990

Materials & Techniques: Cast-stone, bronze

Sponsor: Rowan County Veterans Council

Subject notes: The monument is dedicated to the military service of the men and women from Rowan County who have served in all branches of the U.S. armed forces.

Location: The monument is located next to the flagpole circle in the cemetery and faces generally north. The cemetery is located on the south side of South Railroad Street off Government Road.

Landscape: The monument sits just a few steps south of the circle surrounding the flagpole and surrounded by the rows of grave markers in the cemetery.

City: Salisbury

County: Rowan

Subjects: Veterans of Multiple Wars

Latitude: 
35.66089
Longitude: 
-80.47378
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