Durham County World War I Memorial
Posted by: showbizkid
N 35° 59.647 W 078° 53.951
17S E 689368 N 3985336
Quick Description: Durham County's World War I Memorial is located at the Old County Courthouse in Durham, North Carolina.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2006 8:22:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMAWX
This Memorial is undated, but I imagine it was placed shortly after the war, probably in 1920. It is located in front of the Old County Courthouse in downtown Durham with other war memorials - see photo above.
The monument was placed by the Durham County chapter of a fraternal orgainization I had never heard of - The Junior Order of United American Mechanics. The Jr. OUAM is still in existence, but I can't locate a current Durham County chapter.
The monument reads "Dedicated To Those Who Served in the World War - 1917-1919". Below is the "Roll of the Honored Dead" listing all the Durham County Residents who died in the war.
This monument shares space at the Old Courthouse with the WWII Monument, the Korean War/Vietnam War Monument. The Civil War Monument is nearby as well.
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