In 1968, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Holland (of the Wartrace Community) lost his life in Vietnam. Charles Ralph Holland having only been there seventeen days before being killed in action by the enemy was the first Jackson County Soldier to valiantly give his life in the Vietnam War. On April 20, 1969, the library was dedicated to Charles Ralph Holland to honor this brave man’s sacrifice. The presentation was made by Captain Patterson at the home of Private First Class Holland’s parents. The County Judge, J.D. Flatt, unveiled the dedication plaque. His parents were given a bronze star in honor of his dedication.

Today the Charles Ralph Holland Memorial Library serves a community of over 11,000 and provides over 22,000 items and over 190,000 audio and eBooks to the Jackson County community.

Please find attached a link to the Virtual Vietnam Veterans Wall:

Tayse, Molden Jenkins. (1989). Jackson County Tennessee.