About Us

The War Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization with the sole mission to preserve the history of the veterans that have served this great nation. With this in mind, The Carolina Field of Honor was created.

Our Mission

To honor the service of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and to educate families and children who live in freedom

All veterans have friends from their service years that influenced them, supported them, helped them, taught them something, made them laugh or cry. Our mission is to help preserve those memories.

Most Americans have a Veteran in their family. Most us have memories of a relative being in the military, or how it felt when a loved one was away, or at the dinner table, hearing a few phases in a foreign language learned while on tour somewhere in the world. Our mission is to help to preserve their memory.

The future of our country’s freedom depends on raising future generations to know the honor of serving their country. Our mission is to help children to know the stories of the many memories of Veterans and their families.

What Motivates Us

Thousands of Triad residents have bravely served their country in both war and public service. These men and women served in battles from the Revolutionary War through the current War on Terrorism as well as serving to protect our communities. They continue to remain active in their communities, providing assistance in many capacities.

Many Americans have a veteran in their family. Memories include a relative being in the military, or how it felt when a loved one was away, or hearing a few phases in a foreign language learned while on tour somewhere in the world.

Without knowledge, there is no memory. The future of our country’s freedom depends on raising future generations to know the honor of serving their country.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Current Members

Scott Mathews, Chairman of the Board, USMC

Danny Bracken, Vice-Chairman, USMC

William Knight, Secretary, USCG

George Orfanedes, Treasurer, USMC

William Moss, Founder, USMC

Hon. Bruce Davis, USMC

Tom Dayvault, USA

Hank Henning, USMC

Daniel Hood, USA

Robert O’Hanlon, USMC

Hon. Laurie Wiley

Support Staff

Jim Hayes, USMC, Consultant

Gisela Hood, Executive Director

Rickey Tolbert, Administrative Assistant

Harry Thetford, USMC, Historian

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Previous Members

Karen Adams

Rich Brenner, USMC

James Burgio, USMC

Karen Gerringer, USN

Afi Johnson-Parris, USAF

Hon. David Plyer, USAF

Vernon Rudolph, USNR

Fred Sisley, BGeneral USMC

Roger Stockton, USMC