Brick walkways, fountains and green spaces create a beautiful community gathering place for concerts and special events. Striking features such as the eternal flame, granite Ring of Honor, Memorial Plaza monument and bronze wreath create an atmosphere of respect and quiet reflection in which to pay tribute to those who have served. The granite Ring of Honor displays over 1,700 names of those individuals from Rowan and Cabarrus Counties, dating back to the Revolutionary War, who have died in service. Click here: Kannapolis Veterans Park Memorial Ring Names for a list of those names. The design of the Memorial Plaza at the Park includes a five-point star honoring the five branches of military service and a monument and bronze wreath reminiscent of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Memorial’s eternal flame burns in honor of those veterans commemorated on the Ring of Honor. Surrounded by cascading water, the eternal flame is decorated with bronze plaques representing the five branches of military service, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps., and the Merchant Marines. If you would like to be a part of this historic project, you can purchase engraved bricks in honor of those who have served. If you are purchasing a brick as a gift in honor of a friend or loved one, please let us know; we’ll be happy to complete the Certificate of Participation with their name so that you can present the gift to them.