The flags of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines fly above a pillar dedicated to each.
The gardens and pathways surrounding the WWII North Carolina Veterans Monument in Raleigh are open and inviting, and there are benches that offer an opportunity to sit and reflect on what the monument stands for.
The WWII memorial is on the north side of the Raleigh State Capital Building. Directly across Edenton street is the Agriculture Building (built in 1923) and the North Carolina Museum of History - also well worth a visit.
When you next visit downtown Raleigh, make sure to fit in a short downtown walking tour - there's a lot to see!
If you or someone you know is a Veteran, war or peace, of any era, you are encouraged to become part of the Veteran's History Project. Free interviews are offered by the National Veterans History Archival Institute. All work is done by volunteers, and the family and the Veteran get a copy of the full interview on DVD. Find out more.
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