On November 11, 2011 hundreds gathered to pay tribute and remember those who have served this country at the new Cornelius Veterans Monument. A long time vision of the late Mayor Harold Little gives home to over 1,100 names of veterans living or deceased that are or were Cornelius residents.
The Town continues to collect names of Cornelius veterans interested in having their name inscripted. If you or a loved one has served in the United States Armed Forces, received an honorable discharge, and lived in Cornelius at some point, your name can be engraved on the wall. Simply complete this form to have a name added to the monument.
This statue was dedicated on July 4, 2017, and features a six-foot-tall bronze likeness of Corporal Jerry K. Crump on a granite base. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Congressional Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor. To date, Master Sergeant Crump is one of only a few in Mecklenburg County to receive this award.