Sammy Davis

   The memorial also honors Sammy Davis, a Mooresville High School graduate and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient in 1967 for his heroism in Vietnam. Davis is also well-known as "The Real Forrest Gump" since his military story was the basis for many of Forrest's military experiences in the book and movie.

Mooresville Veterans Memorial  

    Honor, dignity and respect have been earned by those who serve in our nation's military. To salute these heroes, Mooresville citizens banded together to update the Mooresville Veterans Memorial on the campus of Newby Elementary School. On its 60th anniversary, November 8, 2008, the memorial was expanded to include Mooresville area-soldiers lost in recent years as well as many other upgrades honoring these patrons. We will continue upgrades in the future as well.

   A "Walk of Freedom" has been created from bricks purchased by the public to honor those who have served in any branch of the military during war or peace. A special section of bricks honors those who have supported troops from the home front, such as military families, World War II farmers, and others. Bricks can be purchased at any time and will be placed on Memorial Day and Veterans Day each year if the minimum number of bricks has been met.

   For more information on this special project, please download the brochure at the bottom of this page.

Contributing to the Memorial  

   A special fund has been created at the Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc. for the Mooresville Veterans Memorial. Any individual, family or business wishing to donate to the fund can do so by

  • writing a check to the Community Foundation of Morgan County with a notation of "Mooresville Veterans Memorial," or

  • donating online by visiting the Mooresville Veterans Memorial Fund page on our website, and choosing to the PayPal "Donate" button to the left side of the screen.

Major Donors  

    Major donors continue to be sought for the project. Sponsorship levels include Platinum ($25,000), Gold ($10,000), Silver ($5,000) Bronze ($2,500) and Friends ($1,000). Major donors will be recognized with plaques near the memorial.

Walk of Freedom Bricks   

  Engraved bricks and double bricks for the Walk of Freedom are also available. Bricks can be ordered at any time and will be placed each Memorial Day and Veterans Day if the minimum number of bricks has been met. Single bricks are available for purchase at a cost of $100 per brick. Double bricks are available for purchase at $200. An order form for the bricks is available by downloading the brochure at the bottom of this page.

Informational Brochure and Brick Order Form  
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Mooresville Veterans Memorial Committee

Chairman Dave White, Mark Allison, Chris Branson, Curt Freeman, Mike Haskins, Susan Haynes, Bill and Gwen Kirk, Elmer Reynolds, Rejeanna White, and Tim and Beverly Viles.