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Sylvania, GA Oct. 6, 2017

The Georgia World War I Centennial Commission, in cooperation with the Georgia Historical Society and VFW Post 7116, dedicated a historical marker in downtown Sylvania as a memorial to the many Georgia soldiers who died in the tragic sinking of the troop ship Otranto off the coast of Scotland.  The dedication ceremony was held on the 99th anniversary of the sinking which occurred Oct. 6, 1918.

 Otranto 1Georgia World War I Centennial Commission members Scott Delius and Rick Elder place a memorial wreath during the dedication ceremonyOtranto 3
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Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors


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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 of North Georgia
  • Mr. Keith Antonia, University of North Georgia

 

Next Meeting:

Date to be determined

Future Meetings:

None schedule at this time.

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