In 1991 a group of community leaders coordinated construction and dedication of the Veterans Memorial on Veterans Drive, off Colington Road, in Kill Devil Hills. The site is nearly due south of the pilon on top of the Big Hill at Wright Brothers Monument. The original memorial includes 3 center stones, which commemorate the various branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the Lifesaving Service in which so many Dare County natives served, and 2 flanking stones, which commemorate individual Dare County veterans. At the conclusion of a parade dedicated to this country's armed services, and in particular the returning soldiers of Desert Storm, the Veterans Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day in 1991. An individual stone was erected immediately east of the center of the memorial in honor of a fallen soldier from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The local Veterans of Foreign Wars group holds memorial services in honor of this country's veterans and armed services members.