The memorial is a wall made of North Carolina red brick. The center panel of the front face of the memorial contains the names of over 1,620 North Carolinians killed or missing in Vietnam. The foot of the monument lists the counties from which the dead hailed. In addition, a plaque displays the dedication date and honors those who lost their lives as well as those who served during the war. A brick walkway leads visitors through the park to the monument. The Evergreen trees which surround the monument were planted by the N.C. Forest Service to symbolize everlasting memory. 58,000 seeds were planted for the 58,000 Americans who lost their lives in this conflict.
Date of Installation:
May 27, 1991
Organization Responsible for Installation:
The North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, NC Department of Transportation.
Memorial War Era(s):
It is located at mile marker 100 on Interstate 85 between Greensboro and Charlotte near Lexington, N.C. The monument can be accessed through a rest stop.
Published on June 30, 2017