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Nash County Vietnam Memorial, Rocky Mount. Photograph courtesy of Brittany Spruill.

Nash County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Rocky Mount
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/443

Description: This marker, honoring Vietnam War veterans from Nash County, is composed of a central low marble stele accompanied by a stone bench on each side of the site. The marker is engraved with commemorative text and the image of the American eagle. The eagle is flanked on the left by a small bas-relief engraving of the American Flag and on the right by a bas-relief engraving of the insignia of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The benches are engraved on the front face of the seat with an inscription acknowledging their sponsor.


Image: Bench


Inscription:
Marker: DEDICATED TO / VETERANS THAT SERVED / DURING THE / VIETNAM CONFLIECT / ERECTED BY / VFW POST 2057 / JUNE 14, 1983


Benches: DONATED BY VFW LADIES AUXILIARY / POST 2057 ROCKY MOUNT JUNE 14, 1983


Dedication date: 6/14/1983

Materials & Techniques: Marble marker, stone benches

Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 (marker), Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2057 Ladies Auxiliary (benches)

Location: The memorial sits in a grass-covered median at the intersection of Beal Street, Bryant Street, and Sunset Avenue across from City Lake. The inscribed face of the marker faces roughly southeast.

Landscape: The marker sits in a small park-like area, in the center of a small circular garden with four short paved paths leading to it. The benches are located to the right and left just outside the circular area. Shade trees surround the site.

City: Rocky Mount

County: Nash

Subjects: Vietnam War

Latitude: 
35.94943
Longitude: 
-77.81785
Subjects: 
Origin - location: 

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