The memorial's main work is a bronze statue of a woman seated on a granite bench with letters to the “homeland” on her lap. The sculptor Jodi Hollnagel-Jubran was inspired by her own mother and thought it fitting to have a mother figure as the central point in the memorial to veterans, “because we all have mothers.” Exterior above entrance: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA / VETERANS’ MEMORIAL West center interior: 'IT IS THE VETERAN' / IT IS THE VETERAN WHO HAS GIVEN US, / AND DEFENDED FREEDOM OF RELIGION. / IT IS THE VETERAN WHO HAS GIVEN US, / AND DEFENDED FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. / IT IS THE VETERAN WHO HAS GIVEN US, / AND DEFENDED FREEDOM OF SPEECH. / IT IS THE VETERAN WHO HAS GIVEN US, / AND DEFENDED FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY. / IT IS THE VETERAN WHO HAS GIVEN US, / AND DEFENDED THE RIGHT TO VOTE. / IT IS THE VETERAN / WHO SALUTES THE FLAG / WHO SERVES UNDER THE FLAG / WHOSE COFFIN IS DRAPED BY THE FLAG. / THANK YOU VETERANS. East center interior: DEDICATED TO THOSE / WHO GAVE US PEACE, / LIBERTY AND / FREEDOM AND TO / THE VETERANS / WHO HAVE / PRESERVED IT.
Date of Installation:
November 11, 2009
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial, Inc.
Memorial War Era(s):
The memorial is located at the intersection of College Street (U.S. 74) and Court House Plaza, on the right when traveling east on College Street. It stands on Roger McGuire Green, at the northeast corner of the Pack Square Park in Asheville, NC.
Published on April 30, 2017