The front entrance of Pitt County Memorial Hospital now displays a new commemorative marker to honor the legacy of all veterans who have served the nation during military service.
Veterans and their families joined PCMH officials Friday to unveil the new marker as part of annual Veterans Day ceremonies at the hospital.
Hospital officials say the etched satin stainless steel marker will serve as a lasting memorial to veterans of Pitt County.
Some veterans had raised concerns earlier this year when PCMH said it would rename the hospital, dropping the word memorial. PCMH was founded in 1951 and dedicated to local veterans.
The marker is installed near the front entrance of the hospital s main visitor lobby. The text of the marker reads:
"Guided by the vision of local leaders, Pitt County Memorial Hospital was founded in 1951 and dedicated to local veterans of World Wars I and II. From its inception, this institution has proudly served the citizens of Pitt County. It continues to evolve as a major academic medical center whose commitment is to improve the health of the people of eastern North Carolina."