Onslow Vietnam Memorial Opens To Public

It was a day to honor fallen hero's during the Vietnam War in Onslow County as the memorial wall was unveiled during a dedication ceremony.

The ceremony took place at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens around 11 Saturday morning.

There was a procession by the color guard which lead the way. Organizers say this is one of the few Vietnam Walls in the country that have all 58,229 names on it.

The final design consists of a reflecting pool covered by a gazebo
and surrounded by nearly 600 feet of a glass wall .


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  • by Ronald Location: cary on Jul 28, 2009 at 04:04 PM
    who did the glass work? It,s stunning these people did a heck of a job but can,t find a mention of any kind .I do blasting and this work needs mentioning ,probably just an oversite or I,m looking in the wrong place. Please direct me. Thank you and all for your hard work and dedication to our fallen defenders.
  • by Just a Mom Location: Jacksonville on Jun 17, 2009 at 07:09 PM
    Anonymous Has no courage and obviously not the military type. You have to have guts to make a comment and sign your name.So to the spineless wonder! where would you be with out the freedoms you have?
  • by C on Jun 16, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    Yes, Anonymous, it is called "freedom of speech". It was also, along with every other right Americans can lay claim to, secured for us by the military. You can deny it all you want, but you can't change that fact.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2009 at 04:18 AM
    Jeff, it's called freedom of speech.
  • by Jeff Location: Jacksonville, NC on Jun 15, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    Why would anyone post such a negative comment as "Anonymous"? Never blame anyone for defending one's country against any threat. I am proud to say that not only was I in attendance for the dedication, but have had the honor and the priveledge of working with the fine people of the Memorial staff for the past three years. I am not and never have been in the military, however I do and will continue to stand behind our service men and women regardless of ones political views. To Lee, Pat and the rest of their staff, I say "Thank You".
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2009 at 06:51 AM
    Just another memorial to a generation of veterans who have never stopped feeling sorry for themselves, as quoted by "Rob" last month.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 13, 2009 at 04:46 PM
    Thanks Onslow, there can not be too many Vietnam memorials. Thanks Missing and never recovered "Sgt. Earl Shark" may you rest in peace where ever you are,you are not forgotten.
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