Nash County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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.
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
Subjects: Vietnam War
11 July 2014 | Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina