On March 29th, the Moore County Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 966 and the Alfred Moore Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held a ceremony to recognize, honor, and thank our Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifices during the Vietnam War. The ceremony was held at the Moore County Veterans Memorial in Carthage.
As the last day that U.S. troops were on the ground in Vietnam, March 29th is officially designated as a day to honor those who have “borne the battle,” and to extend gratitude and appreciation to them and their families.
The Moore County Veterans Memorial features 2 black slabs, each weighing 3,000 pounds, inscribed with the names of almost 150 Moore County veterans killed in the past 100 years, from World War I to the present. Completing the monument, three flag poles surround the centerpiece, the sculpted figure of an eagle resting atop a smooth stone base. The black granite pedestal of the centerpiece is inscribed with the five branches of the military. The flags flown include the U.S. flag, the North Carolina flag, and the Prisoner of War flag. Twenty-one marble slabs flank the center on the left and right and bear the names of more than 1,000 veterans living and deceased from Moore County. The memorial was designed with room on the slabs to continue adding the names of veterans from current and future wars.