The winner of the Boone/Watauga County Veterans Memorial design contest was officially announced at Boone Town Hall on Tuesday. 

The winner is Suzie Hallier of Banner Elk, and she along with a number of dignitaries and members of the High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America were on hand for the presentation. Below is the contents of the official press release:

The Boone/Watauga County Veterans Memorial Executive Committee is excited to announce the winner of the memorial design competition.

Banner Elk native Suzie Hallier’s proposal “Time and Honor” is a striking tribute to the veterans of recent and future wars. The structure is in the shape of an ellipse and, according to Ms. Hallier is “meant to draw the viewers into a reflective state”.

The memorial will be constructed out of stainless steel and Core-TEN materials and will be approximately 8 feet tall which will allow viewers to fully immerse themselves inside the monument.

Town of Boone staff will work together with Ms. Hallier on the design of the space around the memorial including lighting and landscaping to make this a veteran’s memorial that is profound and that will harmonize with the beauty of downtown Boone. 

It is the hope of the Town of Boone and the High Country Chapter of Military Officers Association of America that you will join us in giving thanks to all past, present and future veterans in a meaningful way by financially supporting this memorial.

Credit card and PayPal donations accepted online at or at

You may also donate by mailing a check to:
Watauga County Veterans Memorial Fund
High Country Chapter MOAA
Post Office Box 3312
Boone, NC 28607

For questions regarding the Watauga County Veterans Memorial Fund, please e-mail:
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