Mint Hill

Nov 02
North Carolina Hidden Treasure

The North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial located in Mint Hill, honors North Carolinians who fought–and are still serving–to keep South Korea free from tyranny.  The Memorial is among the largest in the United States and is the only one in North Carolina dedicated exclusively to Korean War Veterans and will ensure that the soldier's sacrifice will always be remembered.

The focal point of the Memorial is four fourteen-foot granite towers engraved with the names of the 789 North Carolinians who were killed in combat.  Standing watch over the Memorial are two life-sized statues of soldiers, one in combat uniform and the other in full military dress.  Additional features include faces and award data of four North Carolinians who were the recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Surrounding the monument are twelve Kwanzan Cherry trees and over 500 granite pavers honoring veterans of all wars.  The flags of the United States, North Carolina, Mint Hill, South Korea, United Nations, and POW/MIA proudly wave at the Memorial's entrance.

"The Memorial provides a regular draw for thousands of people who come to pay their respect to the veterans of this 'forgotten war.'" –Ted Biggers, Mint Hill, N.C. Mayor

The memorial is located at the Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park, 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill, NC and is open to the public seven days a week without charge.

A limited number of paver spaces are available for purchase in honor or memory of military veterans.  Interested parties should contact Town Clerk, Michelle Wells at 704-545-9726.  https://goo.gl/qr2o1S

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