New Haven-Graham District World War I and World War II Memorial
Backstory and Context
Mason County was home to an ordinance plant in addition to a large percentage of its citizens that answered the call for service. The monument includes the names of veterans from the community. During a gathering sponsored by the local VFW chapter, a World War II veteran who preferred to remain nameless explained the meaning of the monument by indicating that seeing his name on the stone made him feel like his service would be remembered beyond his own years.
Basam, Debra. "Mason County" West Virginia Veterans Memorial Archives Database. 2015. Accessed April 21, 2017. http://www.wvculture.org/history/wvmemory/Mason.html.
Barnes, Sarah R. "West Virginia's Veterans History Project." West Virginia Veterans History Project. Accessed April 21, 2017. https://veteranshistory.wvu.edu/.