Korean and Vietnam Wars Monument
Description: This three-sided obelisk is a memorial to those from Durham who lost their lives in the Korean and Vietnam wars. One side commemorates the 23 who lost their lives in the Korean War while another is dedicated to the 39 from Durham who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. On the third side is inscribed a quotation. An eagle sits with its wings spread atop the obelisk.
Inscription: Right Side: IN HONOR OF THOSE 23 / BRAVE HEROES FROM / DURHAM COUNTY WHO / DIED WHILE SERVING THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / AND MANKIND BY / DEFENDING FREEDOM IN / KOREA. / DEDICATED MAY 30, 1994 / KOREA / 1950-1954 Image
Left Side: IN HONOR OF THOSE 39 / BRAVE HEROES FROM / DURHAM COUNTY WHO / DIED WHILE SERVING THE / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA/ AND MANKIND BY / DEFENDING FREEDOM FOR / ALL MANKIND IN VIETNAM. / DEDICATED MAY 30, 1994 / VIETNAM / 1958-1975 Image
Rear: For those who fight for it, freedom has a flavor that the protected will never know.
Dedication date: 5/30/1994
Landscape: Located in front of the Durham County courthouse, this monument stands next to the Durham County World War I and World War II monuments. There is a Confederate monument on the other side of the Old Durham County Courthouse building.
Subjects: Korean War,Veterans of Multiple Wars,Vietnam War
11 July 2014 | Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina