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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