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National Veterans Freedom Park, Cary. Photograph courtesy of Natasha Smith.

National Veterans Freedom Park
Cary
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/105

Description: The National Veterans Freedom Park is a proposed memorial for past and future veterans who have served in all branches of the U.S. military, and in every war. The park is intended to act as a site to honor those veterans and to educate the public concerning their sacrifice. In 2007, NVFP received nonprofit status from the IRS. Creation of the park was the original goal of the foundation.

According to the Town of Cary's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department, SAS Institute has agreed to cover the cost of design and construction of "a 120-foot monument in the shape of a spire. The monument will be constructed of white granite that will be quarried from Bethel, Vermont, famous for its granite. The granite will then be cut and finished in Mt. Airy, North Carolina."


Images:
Dedication |
Inscription |
Vietnam War Era Combat Helmet and Rifle


Inscription:
IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF ALL VETERANS / PRESENTED IN HONOR OF / THE DIGNITY MEMORIAL / VIETNAM WALL EXPERIENCE / RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA / NOVEMBER 10-12, 2006 / DEDICATED DECEMBER 7, 2006 / BROWN-WYNNE FUNERAL HOMES / RALEIGH - CARY


Combat Helmet and Rifle.


Front: SOME GAVE ALL


Back: If you are able, |
save for them a place inside of you |
and save one backward glance when you are leaving
| for the places they can no longer go. |


Be not ashamed to say you love them. |
Though you may or may not have always |
thake what they have left |
and what they have taught with their dying |
and keep it with your own.


Dedication date: 6/1/2003
Creator: NVFP Foundation, Unspecified
Howard Meehan, Designer


Sponsor: SAS Institute; The Town of Cary; The NVFP Committee is currently asking for monthly donations from local residents to fund the construction of this monument.

Location: The Park is located on a 11-acre stretch of land on the northwest corner of Harrison Avenue and Cary Parkway.

City: Cary

County: Wake

Subjects: Veterans of Multiple Wars

Latitude: 
35.82049
Longitude: 
-78.77194
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