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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Augusta Museum of Historyzoom
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
The museum has an exhibit on World War I and particularly on the role of Augusta’s Camp Hancock.
 
Augusta – Richmond Co. Woodmen of the World Memorialzoom
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
“In Sacred memory of the Men of Richmond County Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice - World War 1”

“Erected By Woodlawn Camp No. 55 Woodman of the World”
 
Augusta – Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home National Historic Sitezoom
419 7th Street at Telfair Street
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
http://www.wilsonboyhoodhome.org/
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
Woodrow Wilson, later to become 27th President of the United States, lived in this Manse of the First Presbyterian Church of which his father, Dr. Joseph R. Wilson, was pastor from 1858 to 1870. Wilson was born in Staunton, Va., in 1856 and he later attended the University of Virginia Law School, graduating in 1881 having previously graduated from Princeton University. He practiced law in Atlanta and in 1885 was married in the Manse of the Savannah Independent Presbyterian Church to Ellen Louise Axson of Rome, Ga. He later studied political science at Johns Hopkins and taught at Bryn Mawr, Johns Hopkins and Wesleyan University in MIddletown, Conn. He was called to Princeton as professor of jurisprudence and political economy in 1890 and became President of Princeton in 1902. He was elected Governor of New Jersey in 1910 and President of the United States in 1912, being re-elected in 1916. He led the country to victory in the First World War and personally attended the Paris Peace Conference where he fathered the ill-starred League of Nations. He became ill in 1919 and died in 1924.  Source: David Seibert
 
Augusta – World War I Eagle Monumentzoom
Median of Greene Street between 10th Street and James Brown Boulevard
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
This World War I Memorial in the Greene Street median in downtown Augusta pays honors to veterans of The Great War with the following inscription:

"The men of Richmond County, of every creed and color, who served at their country's call that aggression and lawless force should not dominate the world."

The reverse side of the monument says:  What stands if freedom fall? - Kipling 1914
 
The tall, slender obelisk topped by a figure of an eagle was erected in 1940 by the Richmond County Association.
 
Augusta –- Fourth Infantry Ivy Division Monumentzoom
Median of Greene Street
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
Photos Courtesy of Lamar Veatch
The "Ivy Division" is a unit with a proud history dating to World War I.  In December 1941, the 4th was the first unit assigned to Camp (now Fort) Gordon after its move to Augusta from DeKalb County.  The monument lists the many battles in which the soldiers of the 4th distinguished themselves, including:

  • World War I
    • Aisne - Marne
    • St. Mihiel
    • Meuse -Argonne
    • Defensive Sector
    • Army of Occupation
  • World War II
    • Normandy
    • Northern France
    • Rhineland
    • Ardennes
    • Central Europe
  • Vietnam
The 4th was the first unit of US. Troops to land on Utah Beach Normandy France 6 June 1944
 
Bacon Co. - Alma - Veterans Wall of Honorzoom
North Pierce St.
Alma
GA
USA
31510
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Inscribed black granite marker with WW1 section that contains the names of those from this community that served.

Inscription: “Veterans Wall of Honor - The Citizens of Alma and Bacon County dedicate this monument to the courageous men and women who served in the United States Military. In tribute to those who perished. In honor of those who served. We will not forget.”

 
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Baker Co. - Newton - Memorialzoom
GA Hwy 200 at Red Rhodes Rd.
Newton
GA
USA
39870
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite monument with inscribed names for WW2, Korea, and Vietnam.
There are no names in the WW1 space. This monument is mounted on a inscribed brick plaza.

Inscription: In Honor of Those Who Served - Let Us Not Forget
In Gratitude to those Now Serving

 
Baldwin Co - Milledgeville - Shiloh Baptist Church - Colored Soldiers Memorialzoom
Shiloh Baptist Church
Milledgeville
GA
USA
31061
The only known memorial to World War I African-American troops from Georgia.  The Atlanta Constitution (Jan. 18, 1920) reported it to be the first monument to "colored" citizen-soldiers.
 
Baldwin Co. - Milledgeville - Veterans Memorial zoom
201 W Hancock St.
Milledgeville
GA
USA
31061
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

A row of granite markers with each inscribed with local deaths for the Korean War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Seven names are listed on the WWI stone.

A center stone is inscribed: ​“Oh Lord, support us all the day long until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest and peace at the last”.

A brass plaque mounted on the back retaining wall is inscribed:
“Flame of Freedom” Dedicated to the veterans of all wars from Milledgeville and Baldwin County on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the American Legion. March 15, 1969, Warren & Hawkins Post 523. The American Legion. W.T. Collier, Cmdr., LW. Oden, AJD, Walter B. William, Jr., Mayor.

 
Banks Co. – Homer – Veterans Memorial Parkzoom
Corner of GA HWY 51 (Historic Homer Highway) and Yonah Homer Road
Homer
GA
USA
30547
1968
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Memorial Park adjacent to old Banks County Courthouse.  Plaque inscribed with names from WW1, WW2, and Korea.  With Eternal Flame. 

 

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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