Jacksonville community gather at Freedom Fountain to remember those who serve our country

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – In Jacksonville Thursday night community members gathered at the Freedom Fountain to remember the price our service members pay daily.

The Freedom Fountain was originally dedicated in 2012 to veterans and active duty military who pass through Onslow County in service to their country.

It’s located at the intersection of Johnson Boulevard and New Bridge Street.

Thursday night’s ceremony featured the fountain with red, white and blue lighting.

The fountain has 50 bubblers, representing each state of the union.

One key feature is the center jet that is dedicated to reminding folks of freedom.

“It’s important that we continue to tell the story, over and over again, that the price of freedom is not free,” said Don Herring, Chairman of the Onslow Civic Affairs Committee.

The fountain is a symbol of awareness, commitment and appreciation for the community.

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