Facts about The Carolina Field of Honor

  • The Carolina Field of Honor is dedicated to honoring and memorializing the service and sacrifice of the United States Armed Forces men and women who have paid our freedom forward
  • It is a venue of honor and reflection for veterans, a place where family and friends can express recognition, respect and appreciation for their service
  • It is a memorial to men and women of all services and all eras, who are authenticating that “Freedom is not free!”
  • It is a unique Veterans Memorial; its striking main obelisk rises from a four-sided water cascade. Ten entry obelisks lead into the Memorial’s center from all directions with historical discriptions about all major wars in which our country has fought
  • Conceptualized by veterans, largely funded by grass roots contributions, at minuscule administrative cost, without the use and cost of professional fund-raisers
  • Accommodations for physically handicapped and visually impaired visitors are included
  • Narratives, summations and quotes tasked to resonate with students of military history and visitors alike

A multi-level Carolina Field of Honor quiz is available (Click Here) to challenge military history buffs of all levels.

HICAPS, Inc (General Contractor for The Carolina Field of Honor) provided these facts:

  • Located in rustic 428-acre parking on pastoral borders of Forsyth and Guilford counties
  • More than 20,000 cubic yards of soil, approximately 1,200 dump truck loads, were moved during construction
  • 1,000,000 pounds of concrete and granite in center plaza area
  • First piece (bottom piece) of the center obelisk weighs approximately 65,000 lbs
  • The each section of the obelisk was lifted into place using four stainless bolts drilled and epoxied (high strength glue) on top surface area
  • Approximately 8,000 Virginia mist pavers around the five service monuments
  • Service monuments (black granite) weigh 15,000 pounds each

 

 

The Memorial…

Honors all that serve or have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The Memorial includes a tribute to each branch of the service in the form of a large & small granite monuments, flags, obelisk and water features, even a memorial Brick Walk.

Read a History of the Carolina Field of Honor