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.
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
Scott Matthews, Chairman of the Board, USMC
Danny Bracken, Vice-Chairman, USMC
William Knight, Secretary, USCG
George Orfanedes, Treasurer, USMC
Tom Dayvault, USA
Daniel Hood, USA
Robert O’Hanlon, USMC
Steve Nash, US NAVY SEAL
Jim Hayes, USMC, Consultant
Gisela Hood, Executive Director
Rickey Tolbert, Administrative Assistant
Harry Thetford, USMC, Historian
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
James Burgio, USMC
Hon. Bruce Davis, USMC
Karen Gerringer, USN
Hank Henning, USMC
Afi Johnson-Parris, USAF
Hon. David Plyer, USAF
Vernon Rudolph, USNR
Fred Sisley, BGeneral USMC
Roger Stockton, USMC
Hon. Laurie Wiley