North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Davidson County is home to the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial.   The memorial which was dedicated in 1991 and is a tribute to the over 1600 North Carolinians that died or are still missing from the Vietnam War.

The memorial itself lists the names of the North Carolinians that were lost or missing. The bricks are all North Carolina made. And at the foot of the monument is a listing of all the counties from where the dead and missing hailed. 58,000 evergreen seeds were planted surrounding the monument.  The number of seeds planted represent the Americans that died in the conflict and the evergreens as a symbol of the everlasting memory of those that were lost.

The monument is located on Interstate 85 at the mile marker 100 Rest Area.  The rest area serves both north and southbound traffic.  It is a short walk to the memorial from either parking lot.  There is also an access road for handicap/wheelchair accessibility.

All photos taken by post author - December 2007.


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