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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Franklin Co. – Carnesvilleloupe
Carnesville
GA
USA
30521
November 11, 1995

Inscription – “Dedicated to the memory of those who gave their lives defending our country”.  VFW Post 4828, VFW Post 5897, American Legion Post 92, All Who Contributed”.

 
Fulton Co. - (Campbell Co.) - Fairburn - 1919 Monumentloupe
359 West Broad Street
Fairburn
GA
USA
30213
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Unveiled May 21, 1919,  this soldiers monument was erected in Fairburn (Campbell County), in the middle of West Broad Street, to honor those who had died in World War I. The monument was moved to the Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in 1967.  

In 1931, Campbell County was absorbed into Douglas and Fulton Counties.  Fairburn became part of Fulton County.  

The inscription around the globe at the top of the obelisk reads “ Their All For Democracy and Freedom of the World

 
Fulton Co. - College Park - War Memorialloupe
Corner of East Main St. and Hawthorne Ave.
College Park
GA
USA
30337
1922
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite memorial to WW1 soldiers from College Park. Inscriptions: “In Memoriam - The Fallen Heroes of College Park GA - The World War”. “Some Gave Much - Others Gave All”
“Erected by the College Park Womans Club with the Loyal Cooperation of College Park and its Citizens - 1921”

The memorial was designed by noted WW1 era sculptor, Burt W. Johnson (1890-1927). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Johnson

On the reverse of the granite memorial is a listing of names - “Complete Roster of College Park Boys who Served in the World War - 1917 - 1919”. Four names have been added to the base below the bronze tinted listing.

The unveiling occured Feb. 19, 1922. Several hundred people attended. An invocation, prayer, dedication, and benediction were given. “Eight small boys and girls, relatives of the four dead heroes, removed the veil”, the Georgia Military Academy band played, and a former soldier laid a wreath “at the foot of the bronze tablet as a tribute to his fallen comrades.” Atlanta Constitution, Feb. 20, 1922, p. 5.

Source: Priscilla Schwarz, Ph. D., Lecturer in Art History, Oklahoma State University

 
Fulton Co. – Atlanta – State Veterans Memorialloupe
James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Building, 2 M.L.K Dr
Atlanta
GA
USA
30303
April 6, 1998
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

State World War I Memorial located on The Pete Wheeler Georgia War Veterans Memorial Plaza in the front of the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building (Twin Towers) on the State Capitol Complex. Dedicated April 6, 1998 to the 77,000 Georgians who served; 1,937 Killed In Action; 3,319 Wounded In Action; 67 Ex-POWs; and 54 native Georgians Still Unaccounted For/Listed Missing In Action by the Department of Defense.

 
Gainesville (Hall County) - An American Freedom Gardenloupe
The Northeast Georgia History Center 322 Academy Street, NE
Gainesville
GA
USA
30501
www.negahc.org
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

"A landscaped garden on the history center grounds, with 24 Georgia granite pillars.  This garden pays tribute to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces for preserving the gift of freedom.”  

 
Georgia Southern Museum - Bulloch Co. - Statesboroloupe
2142 Southern Drive
Statesboro
GA
USA
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
The Great War that Changed Georgia, 1917-1918

February 20, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the First World War through the experience of Georgia. Stories of Georgia soldiers and civilians and training camps and communities will highlight the state’s unique role in this conflict that changed Georgia and the world in important and lasting ways.
 
Georgia Tech World War I Monumentloupe
Georgia Tech Campus
Atlanta
GA
USA
30318
A large bench-style monument located on the Georgia Tech campus.
 
Glascock Co. - Gibson - Memorial Obeliskloupe
Glascock County Courthouse East Main St. at Palmer St.
Gibson
GA
USA
30810
1952
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite obelisk listing those from Glascock County that died in WW1, WW2, and Korea. Three of the five names from the Memorial Database for this county are listed on this monument.

Inscription: “Honoring those of Glascock County who served their country in time of war. These made the supreme sacrifice. Erected by Post 231 American Legion 1952”.

 
Glynn Co. - Brunswick - War Memorialloupe
701 H St.
Brunswick
GA
USA
31520
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

On the grounds of the historic Glynn County Courthouse, this complement of marble markers lists those that died in each war. The original center stone marker is for WW1 and lists the names of fourteen soldiers.
Inscription: “Dedicated to the men of Glynn County who served their country and to those named who gave their lives for the preservation of liberty and freedom. 1917-The World War-1918.”

 
Glynn Co. -- State of Georgia Salutes Plaqueloupe
I-95 Rest Area #105
Brunswick
GA
USA
31523
A large plaque built into the wall of the Rest Area recognizing those killed or held prisoner in America’s many wars.
 

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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

 

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