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Built solely from contributions, the Memorial Pavilion is located in Broadway Park. A beautiful example of Classical architecture, large, tapered, round columns grace each corner of the brick octagonal base, which spans twenty-four feet in diameter. Above the Doric columns are graceful arches and heavy crown molding, accentuating the design. An elegant, vented clerestory highlights the copper roof. The pavilion floor is constructed with brick pavers laid in a pattern to complement the octagonal foundation. Walkways are laid using brick pavers and memorial bricks. A courtyard with a grassy lawn is enclosed by a brick wall.

Additional landscaping is planned as well as park benches, a drinking fountain, and picnic tables to encourage further use of the park. Ample lighting will be provided through lamp posts and other strategic spots. Memorial plaques will be displayed in various areas. Three flag poles are showcased to display flags representing the United States of America, The State of North Carolina and one for those Missing in Action or Prisoners of War. As an opportunity to pay homage to our service men and women, the Memorial is intended as a place to gather, a place to rejoice, a place to share and a place to remember.

    "The Memorial will not be a somber place. It will be a place to gather and celebrate the way of life that our veterans have bequeathed to us. It will be a place for weddings, concerts, and choirs; for church and family gatherings; for Fourth of July celebrations; and for Memorial and Veterans' Day services. Those who sacrificed the most would find pleasure that they were remembered at such times."

- Dr. Eldon Sloan, Jr.

       Co-Chair, Veterans Memorial Pavilion Committee

 

Visit the official North Carolina Veterans Memorial Pavilion Web Site.