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Onslow Vietnam Memorial - Jacksonville, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 44.825 W 077° 24.793
18S E 279091 N 3847648
Quick Description: This memorial has had a roof built over it since I visited, see links for completed version. The Onslow Vietnam Memorial is one of the largest Vietnam Memorials in the nation.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2015 7:57:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMNCVV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
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Long Description:

County of memorial: Onslow County
Location of memorial: Lejeune Blvd., Lejeune Memorial Gardens, Jacksonville
Photos in Gallery as of 8-10 -2010
Dome completed in March 2014

Elements of the Memorial
"The Entry Wall at the entrance of the memorial bears a Medallion from each branch of Military. The Flags at the Entry Wall include Military, POW/MIA, North Carolina’s State and US flags.

"The Bridge leading to the Dome, Fountain and Glass Wall is of French design. The French were the greatest ally during the war. Just beyond the bridge are flag holders for each of the United States. Decorative lights illuminate the bridge and pathway.

"Entry Wall, Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe Fountain has 5 jets representing each branch of the Armed Forces. Each jet is lit with a different color which can be viewed best at night.

"The Glass Wall circling the Fountain and Dome has the name etched of each of our 58,229 fallen Veterans from the Vietnam Era. Names are listed in alphabetical order for family and loved ones to find easily as they visit the site. A circle at the end of some names identifies our POW/MIAs, the * symbol signifies that they have come home.

"The Dome, completed in March of 2014 is the finishing piece of the memorial. The unofficial words from Taps is inscribed around the Dome." ~ Onslow County

Onslow County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation

"Nestled in the tall pines of Lejeune Memorial Gardens is the Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Featuring all 58,000+ names who made the ultimate sacrific for their country while serving in Vietnam, this memorial one of the largest Vietnam memorials in the nation. It is dedicated to all the men and women, from all branches of the military, who served during the Vietnam era. Located near the Beirut Memorial & the 911 Iron in Lejeune Memorial Gardens (outside Camp Johnson) on Montford Point Road in Jacksonville, NC, it is one of several military sites in the area devoted to those who have served and continue to serve our nation. " ~ Onslow County Tourism

Placed by:: Onslow County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation

Date Placed: 5/1/2014

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