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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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La Celette
Cher
France
18360

Photos courtesy of Mrs. Jeff Hays

Photos of the grave crosses for 9 of the 17 GA soldiers from the 151st Machine Gun Battalion buried in European Cemeteries.  A spreadsheet in the images lists all 17.

Websites for American Cemeteries – Aisne-Marne, Meuse-Argonne, Oise-Aisne, and St. Mihiel:

https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/aisne-marne-american-cemetery#.Vz4f_bmh71I

https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/meuse-argonne-american-cemetery#.Vz4gWbmh71I

https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/oise-aisne-american-cemetery#.Vz4hALmh71I

https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/st-mihiel-american-cemetery#.Vz4hO7mh71I

 

 
 
Rees Park, Turner at Rees Streets
Americus
GA
USA
31709
The original statue was created in Americus by artist E. M. Viquesney at the behest of the residents of Berrien County, and stands in Nashville, Georgia.  The current Americus statue is a copper copy which stood in downtown Americus on Lee at Lamar Streets from 1921 to 1947.  More than 150 copies of the popular original from Nashville were mass-produced during the 1920s and 1930s, and stand in communities across Georgia and the nation.
 
Adjacent to the Clarke County Courthouse
Athens
GA
USA
30601

Photos courtesy of Tom Jackson

A pedestrian plaza along the eastern side of the Clarke County Courthouse on Washington Street in downtown Athens, dedicated to the veterans of all wars.
 
East Campus Road at Cemetery Street
Athens
GA
USA
30605

Photos courtesy of Tom Jackson

The historic cemetery on the National Register of Historic Places includes numerous monuments of the World War I era, including a World War I memorial erected in 1925.
 
Pearson
GA
USA
31642
“This Memorial is Dedicated to the Honor and Memory of the Veterans of the United States of American from Atkinson County, Georgia.  Their Valor an Sacrifice has allowed us our freedom.  Many Gave Their Last Full Measure to Insure Peace and Preserve the Rights We Rely Upon.  We Must Not Forget.”

It is inscribed with the names of three WW1 soldiers.
 

Atlanta History Center

      
Atlanta
GA
USA
30305
http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/

Photos courtesy of The Atlanta History Center

The center is an historical treasure-trove of the history of Atlanta and Georgia, and often holds significant displays from the World War I era.  
 
Peachtree at West Peachtree Streets
Atlanta
GA
USA
30309

Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

 
 
East Morningside Drive at Rock Springs Rd.
Atlanta
GA
USA
30324
 
1662 Rugby Avenue
College Park
GA
USA
30337
https://www.woodward.edu/

Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

                  In Memoriam
           G.M.A. World War Heroes
             Whose Fidelity to Duty
             Honor and Country was
         Only Commensurate with the
          Supreme Sacrifice they Made
   

Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori

                        translation:
“It is sweet and glorious to die for one’s country"
 

Augusta - Hero Grove & Marker

          
Central Avenue
Augusta
GA
USA
30904

Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

The Grove runs several blocks in the median of Central Avenue from Troup Street to Monte Sano Avenue, and includes a marker commemorating Augusta residents who fell during World War I.
 

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Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

Contact: georgia@worldwar1centennial.org

Commission Members

  • Mr. Scott Delius, Atlanta
  • Mr. Rick Elder, Sylvania
  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, Atlanta
  • Mr. Thomas Lacy, Peachtree City (vice-chair)
  • Dr. John Morrow, Athens
  • Dr. Billy Wells, Dahlonega (Chair)

Executive Director:

Dr. Thomas H. Jackson, Jr., University System of Georgia

Federal Commissioner for Georgia

Dr. Monique Seefried, Atlanta

Commission Associates

  • Dr. Lamar Veatch, University System of Georgia
  • Mr. Keith Antonia, University of North Georgia

 

Next Meeting:

The meeting scheduled for November 16, 2017 is cancelled due to lack of a quorum.

Future Meetings:

Wednesday, December 13, 1:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Atlanta History Center
McElreath Hall, Draper Members Room
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta