The Georgia World War I Centennial Commission and the Atlanta History Center host the state's official ceremony to mark the Centennial moment of the armistice that ended World War I -- the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. The public is invited; admission is free.
November 11, 2018 at 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta
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Schedule for the 2018 Veterans Day Events in Downtown Atlanta, Saturday, November 10th
Pre-Opening Ceremony before the Parade, 1045 hours
Veterans Day Parade, 1111 hours
Veterans Festival at Pemberton Place, 1230-1430 hours
Freedom Ball, Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium, 1800-2200 hours
Yours in Service - Georgia Veterans Day Association, Inc.
The Laurens County - Dublin community has come together to honor WW1 military dead that were originally left off this county’s war memorial. A new bronze plaque is being created that will incorporate the names of the twenty-one African Americans soldiers who were not included in the original plaque. This new bronze listing will be in alphabetical order and affixed to the vertical granite stone that is adjacent to the Laurens County Courthouse.
A poignant ceremony on September 26, 2018, on the courthouse steps, was attended by all segments of the Laurens County community. The names of these twenty-one African-American WWI soldiers were read, and those in attendance with the same last names were asked to raise their hands. Many hands went up.
"Photos courtesy of Dublin City Schools”
The Aris Theatre presents “Not About Heroes,” a play by Stephen MacDonald, directed by Frank Miller, November 2-18 at 7 Stages Theatre Back Stage, 1105 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.
Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. It is the story of a young English soldier, Wilfred Owen, sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in June 1917 for treatment of shell shock after four months in the trenches in France. There he met Siegried Sasson, a well-known poet. His friendship with Sassoon inspired Owen to write what is thought of as the finest poetry to come out of World War I. Tickets available at www.aristheatre.org.
In commemoration of the centennial of the wreck of the troop ship Otranto on Oct. 6, 1918, the Berrien County Historical Foundation has developed a new and permanent exhibit. The display may now be viewed in the old Berrien County Courthouse in downtown Nashville, Ga. The exhibit was produced completely by volunteers and private donations -- no tax dollars were utilized. It will be dedicated during centennial ceremonies on Oct. 6, 2018 and will be open to the public hereafter. For information contact Bryan Shaw, curator, Berrien Historical Foundation, P.O.Box 417, Nashville, Ga. 31639, e-mail email@example.com
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport hosts this striking display on the World War I Centennial in a prominent area of its main atrium from July 2018 through January 2019. Prepared by the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission with the support of experts from the Atlanta History Center and the National Archives, the display includes uniform items and equipment worn by a Georgia soldier on the Western Front, the draft cards of prominent Georgians such as Ty Cobb and William Hartsfield, photographs of training bases in Georgia, original period Atlanta Journal newspapers, and other artifacts that tell the story of The Great War in Georgia.
The Georgia World War I Centennial Commission acknowledges with sincere appreciation the efforts of Kevin Edmiston of the Atlanta History Center and Nathan Jordan of the National Archives in preparing and installing this impressive display.