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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Appling Co. - Baxley - Appling County Veterans Monumentzoom
US1 (Main St) @ HWY 341 (Golden Isles Parkway)
Baxley
GA
USA
December 7, 2004
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Adjacent to the Appling County Courthouse, Plaza with fountain - with black granite slabs for the different wars, listing all who served from Appling County.

 
Athens - Clarke Co. –- Veterans Memorial Plazazoom
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.
 
Atkinson Co. — Pearson — All Wars Memorialzoom
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.
 
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Atlanta History Centerzoom
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.  
 
Atlanta – Pershing Point Monument & Parkzoom
Peachtree at West Peachtree Streets
Atlanta
GA
USA
30309
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
 
Atlanta – Wilson Park Trianglezoom
East Morningside Drive at Rock Springs Rd.
Atlanta
GA
USA
30324
 
Atlanta – Woodward Academy Memorial Monument zoom
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"
 
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Augusta  - Hero Grove & Markerzoom
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.
 
Augusta -- American Gold Star Mothers Tributezoom
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
Picture by Mike Stroud, July 2008
American Gold Star Mother Tribute, Greene at 11th Streets, Augusta
 
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Augusta Arsenalzoom
Augusta
GA
USA
30904

Relocated in 1827-28 from an earlier site along the Savannah River, the Augusta Arsenal served as a military armament supply and training center for the U.S. military, and briefly for the Confederate armies, until its closure in the mid-1950s.  During World War I, the Arsenal became a center for the repair of small arms and rifles.  After 1918, only a small force was stationed at the Arsenal.  After closure, it first was transferred to the Richmond County Board of Education, but later became the site of Augusta State College, which today is part of Augusta University.  The old Arsenal buildings remain in place as administration buildings for the campus.  A museum is in the former guardhouse of the Arsenal, at Walton Way and Katherine Street, Augusta.  An official state historical marker is at the site. 

 

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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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