“Role of Honor - 1914-1918”
“These Palmetto Trees were planted and this Tablet erected by the Savannah Women’s Federation - In Loving Honor of the Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Chatham County who Died in the Great War for the Cause of World Liberty"
"The Base of this Tablet was given by Chatham Post 36 - American Legion - April 26, 1929 - In Memory of their Comrades who Fell During the World War”
“They Do Not Die Who Serve Humanity”
“Memorial Fountain - Dedicated by Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191, American Legion, as a memorial to Schley County veterans. May 23, 1987.”
“Sinking of the H.M. S. Otranto” – Historical Marker erected by the Georgia Historical Society, Georgia WW1 Centennial Commission and VFW Post 7116. (The names of all Georgia service members who perished in the sinking of this troopship are listed in the Memorial Database located elsewhere in this website.)
Screven County Memorial Park – WW1 Bronze Plaque lists 28 soldiers.
Located on the grounds of the Sumter County Courthouse, this multi-stone memorial is dedicated principally to Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Luther H. Story, US Army, who died in Korea, Sept. 1, 1950.
The memorial also is inscribed with the names of those from Sumter County who died in WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam. There are 8 names for WW1.
Inscription: “In honor of those who gave their all in our four wars, dedicated to all veterans of Sumter County to the honor and glory of those who bravely served to keep our country a land of freedom. Erected by the John H. Mathis American Legion Post # 2.”
The original statue was created by artist E. M. Viquesney at the behest of the residents of Berrien County, and stands in Nashville, Georgia. The current Americus statue is a copper copy which stood in downtown Americus on Lee at Lamar Streets from 1921 to 1947. More than 150 copies of the popular original from Nashville were mass-produced during the 1920s and 1930s, and stand in communities across Georgia and the nation.
Bronze Plaque on base of statue: “Sumter County affectionately remembers her sons who died, and those who offered themselves, as willing sacrifices in the cause of our country. 1917*World War*1918.