305 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: 540-389-5441
Fax: 540-389-2107

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Veterans Memorial Wall

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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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James Cole

November 26, 1924 - - January 14, 2019

James William Cole, 94, of Salem, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019. He was born in Tazewell County, VA on November 26, 1924 and had been an area resident for over 65 years. James proudly served his country during WWII, in the U.S. Army, serving in General Patton’s Third Army, and served as an MP during the Nuremberg Trials. He was employed for a few years as a coal miner ...

Aileen Layne

August 11, 1926 - - January 13, 2019

Aileen Beason Layne, 92, of Salem, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019. She was born in Roanoke County, a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Elizabeth Hill Beason and had been an area resident all of her life. She was a life-long and devoted member of West Salem Baptist Church, where she served as librarian and church secretary prior to retiring. Aileen was a lo ...

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