All Gave Some while Some Gave All

We owe an immense debt of gratitude to our veterans. It is through their dedication, courage and sacrifice that we are able to live in a world of promise, hope, peace and security.  Our veterans deserve our admiration and respect for their selfless service to our country.  Their legacy is one of courage, honor, and loyalty, and it is our responsibility to honor them and continue their legacy.  We cannot forget the sacrifices they and their families have made and continue to make for us, and we must never forget the courage they have shown in the face of adversity and their commitment to our country.

Veterans Memorial Park

Monument Dedication and Unveiling

   The Moore County Veterans Memorial was dedicated and unveiled on November 11, 2006. It was estimated that more than 1,000 people gathered at the memorial site at Carriage Oaks Complex in Carthage. Congressman Howard Coble unveiled the monument with Raymond Doby and Robert D. Cooke, who represented the Memorial Committee. The ceremony was extremely moving. Cheryl Gilmore sang the "National Anthem", and “Salute to the Armed Forces” was sung by the Sandhills Teen Challenge Choir. Veterans were asked to stand when their branch was sung. After the monument was unveiled, each name inscribed on the granite slabs was read individually followed by the toll of a bell to honor that veteran's sacrifice to his/her country. Four white doves were also released to symbolize freedom and peace. The ceremony was closed with the playing of “Taps” on a trumpet.

  The memorial is the inspiration of Moore County veterans who have had family members killed in action.  Veterans approached Moore County with the concept of a memorial, and the County subsequently set aside the land where the memorial now stands. The Moore County Veterans Memorial was constructed to honor all veterans from Moore County.

Inspiration for the Memorial