The North Carolina Veterans Memorial is now in Broadway with an intimate and elegant pavilion and a Memorial Wall.
The Memorial Pavilion is 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.
An inviting brick step entrance, as well as a handicap ramp, afford easy access to the pavilion. Walkways are laid using brick pavers and memorial bricks. A courtyard with grassy lawn is enclosed by a brick wall. The focal point is the eight foot high Memorial Wall facing the pavilion across the lawn. The names of veterans from across the state and across generations are inscribed in bronze panels which hang on the beautiful brick wall. Additional landscaping include park benches, a drinking fountain, and picnic tables to encourage further use of the park. In addition to classically styled lamp posts, there is strategic lighting of the pavilion and furnishings. Memorial plaques are displayed in various areas, particularly on portions of the courtyard wall. 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.