Tuesday, November 16, 2021

North Carolina XVII

Previous trips to North Carolina have mostly been in the eastern side of the state, but a recent trip to Greensboro for a family wedding provided an opportunity to see other more western sites. Greensboro is also the home of the Guilford County Veterans memorial which may be found elsewhere on this site.

Today, I want to share this site from right in the city of Greensboro. It sits at 301 N. Church Street and honors all from the area, over 600, who have died in our nations wars since WWII.

Plaques listing all who have "laid down their lives ..." are placed along the memorials edge.


Those from our efforts in 'Nam are listed here, too, all 77 of them.

The sculpture is called Metaphor, a famous work by artist Ogden Deal, is a twelve foot steel statue of a human figure stretching out its hands to the sky. Standing for nearly forty years, the statue is sponsored by the Greensboro Youth Council and installed at the intersection of Summit Avenue, East Lindsay Street and Church Street.

Next time, on the 21st, we will revisit South Carolina, so join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from North Carolina, or any other state, please click on the state name on the left side of this page.

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