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Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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The Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated to all men and women who served during the Vietnam War, and stands as recognition for the nearly ten million Veterans of the five branches of the Armed Forces who served on active duty during the Vietnam era, nearly three million of whom served in the Vietnam theater. The Vietnam War was the longest in our nation’s history.

With this memorial our community remembers those 303,704 service members who were wounded in Vietnam, many POW/MIAs are still unaccounted and the 58,229 men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. 

The Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial  is one of the largest Vietnam Veterans Memorials in the nation and one of only a few that lists all the names of the fallen. The Memorial is located near the tall pines at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, North Carolina along Highway 24 near the gateway to the City’s downtown area.

The Memorial includes an entry wall with symbols for all branches of the military, a walkway and bridge with French design, a glass wall with etched names of those MIA, POW or dead. The Dome, completed in March of 2014 is the finishing piece of the memorial and ‘caps’ the fountain.  

Elements of the Memorial
The Entry Wall at the entrance of the memorial bears a Medallion from each branch of Military. The Flags at the Entry Wall include Military, POW/MIA, North Carolina’s State and US flags.

The Bridge leading to the Dome, Fountain and Glass Wall is of French design. The French were the greatest ally during the war. Just beyond the bridge are flag holders for each of the United States. Decorative lights illuminate the bridge and pathway.

Entry Wall, Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe Fountain has 5 jets representing each branch of the Armed Forces. Each jet is lit with a different color which can be viewed best at night. 

The Glass Wall circling the Fountain and Dome has the name etched of each of our 58,229 fallen Veterans from the Vietnam Era. Names are listed in alphabetical order for family and loved ones to find easily as they visit the site. A circle at the end of some names identifies our POW/MIAs, the * symbol signifies that they have come home.

The Dome, completed in March of 2014 is the finishing piece of the memorial.  The unofficial words from Taps is inscribed around the Dome. 

Lejeune Memorial Gardens is located at Lejeune Blvd & Montford Landing Road, Jacksonville, NC. Free parking is available on Montford Point Road at the entrance to Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Informational Placards are located at the site. 

Jacksonville Transit has a stop located within walking distance to Lejeune Memorial Gardens. Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce website includes a listing of places to stay in Jacksonville during your visit.

Funding for the Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial was made possible by 
the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County and donations from the Community

Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial website

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