Vietnam Veterans Memorial, at a rest stop on I-85 between Greensboro, NC and Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted by: Lat34North
N 35° 50.566 W 080° 07.862
17S E 578474 N 3966857
Quick Description: The memorial is dedicated to the 216,000 North Carolinians who fought in the Vietnam War and to the over 1620 North Carolinians killed or missing in Vietnam.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 6:31:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM252P
The memorial is dedicated to the 216,000 North Carolinians who fought in the Vietnam War and to the over 1620 North Carolinians killed or missing in Vietnam.
The memorial is a wall made of bricks manufactured in North Carolina. The center panel of the front face of the memorial wall contains the names of over 1620 North Carolinians killed or missing in Vietnam.
At the foot of the memorial are the names of the countries from which these fallen heroes hailed.
The memorial park also honors the 216,000 North Carolinians who fought in the undeclared war.
A red brick path circles the park leading visitors from the main entrance to the memorial and back to the entrance again.
A commerative plaque at the entrance declares the park's purpose and the date of it's dedication.
The memorial is inside of a raised earthen berme.
The North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located near a rest stop at mile marker 100 on Interstate 85 between Greensboro, NC and Charlotte, NC.
It is approximately 30 miles south of Greensboro, and approximately 5 miles North of the Lexington, NC exit.
Access to the memorial is through the rest stop and the memorial can be reached from both sides of the Interstate by way of an underpass running under the Interstate.
Handicapped access is provided with a ramp running down to the rear of the memorial itself. Non-handicapped access is by way of a circular stairway, running down to the main entrance to the memorial.
The memorial is built on a site donated by the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation, and was built with private donations.
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