The Georgia General Assembly designated U.S. Highway 78 from Monroe to Athens, through Walton, Oconee and Clarke counties as the “Moina Michael Highway” in honor of the originator of wearing the memorial poppy for Veterans Day. Michael was born near Monroe and was a faculty member at the University of Georgia.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has planted beds of memorial poppies along the median of the highway to bloom in the springs of 2017 and 2018 as part of the observance of Georgia’s role in World War I.
A small plaque in memory of Moina Michael (1869-1944), originator of the idea of the memorial poppy in honor of Armistice (later Veterans) Day. It is in a small park in the median of Broad Street directly in front of the UGA Arch, adjacent to the Confederate memorial monument.
“Dedicated to all Monroe Countians who served our country and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. They died that others may live free. Erected 2010 by the citizens of Monroe County.”
The World War I “Honor Roll” monument contains thirteen names.
Granite, multi-stone monument on the grounds of the courthouse in Mt. Vernon. The WW1 shaft is inscribed with the names of 6 soldiers.
Inscription: “Montgomery County Veterans Memorial. Not in vain. This memorial is dedicated to all veterans who honorably served our country and was made possible by local service organizations and the citizens of Montgomery County, 1993.”