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May 5, 2015

Deal Bill Signing2

    In a ceremony in his State Capitol office, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law legislation creating the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission.  Among those present were Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta); Rep. John P. Yates (R-Griffin); Dr. Monique Seefried of Atlanta, who is U.S. World War I Centennial Commission representative for Georgia; and Lt. Col. Michael Ivy, Professor of Military Science and Army ROTC at Georgia Institute of Technology, among others.

Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors

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Numerous generous individuals


Georgia World War I Centennial Commission


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.

"Pershing" Donors

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