gas masks The pilots pilots in dress uniforms Mule Rearing African American Officers Riveters doughboys with mules African American Soldiers 1

Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

Map Navigation Instructions:

  • Please use the + and - buttons in the map to zoom into your area of interest
  • Click on icons to see more about each location
  • Scroll down to explore the locations as a list

 

 

 

Moina Michael - Birthplace Markerloupe
near the Post Office
Good Hope
GA
USA
30641
A stone marker denotes the birthplace of “The Poppy Lady.”
 
Moina Michael - State Capitol Bustloupe
3rd floor of Georgia State Capitol Building
Atlanta
GA
USA
30334
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
"Poppy Lady" - Moina Bell Michael - (b) August 15, 1869, Originator of the Flandersfield Memorial Poppy - November 9, 1918 - Erected By The Georgia Department, American Legion - American Legion Auxiliary 1937.
 
Display the map      
Moina Michael Highwayloupe
U.S. 78
GA
USA
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.

 
Display the map      
Moina Michael Roadloupe
Moina Michael Road
Good Hope
GA
USA
30641
A county road in eastern Walton County running off Georgia Highway 83.
 
Moina Michael – Gravesiteloupe
Monroe City Cemetery
Monroe
GA
USA
Where the famous “Poppy Lady” was buried in 1944.
 
Moina Michael – State Historical Markerloupe
near Good Hope Church on Ga. Highway 83
Good Hope
GA
USA
30641
Erected in 1958 near Good Hope Church on Ga. Highway 83, it is inscribed, “Moina Michael, educator, patriot, and internationally known as ‘The Poppy Lady,’ was born near here August 15, 1869. A granite boulder marks her birthplace. She received her early education at Braswell Academy and at Martin Institute, Jefferson, Georgia. Her first teaching was in a log cabin on her father’s plantation and in an old store at Good Hope. Miss Michael’s inspiration for the Flanders Field Poppy as the memorial emblem came to her November 9, 1918, just before Armistice Day, while she was serving with the YMCA in New York. From the sale of poppies made by disabled veterans in hospitals, millions of dollars are realized annually for their aid. Miss Michael died May 10, 1944, and is buried in Monroe, Ga.
 
Moina Michael – “The Poppy Lady” Markerloupe
Broad Street across from the UGA Arch
Athens
GA
USA
30602

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. 

 

 
Monroe Co - Forsyth - War Memorialloupe
38 W. Main St.
Forsyth
GA
USA
31029

“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.

 
Montgomery Co. - Mt. Vernon - Veterans Memorialloupe
Montgomery Co. Courthouse South Railroad Avenue @ Broad Street
Mt. Vernon
GA
USA
30445
1993
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.”

 
Montgomery Co. -- All Wars Memorialloupe
Mount Vernon
GA
USA
30445
Erected in 1993.
 

Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors


vfw logo


Delta Logo


Gulfstream Logo


Georgia Power

John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation, Inc.

Numerous generous individuals

 

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.

"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +


Founding Sponsor
PritzkerMML Logo


Starr Foundation Logo


The Lilly Endowment