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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Roosevelt Little White House loupe
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs
GA
USA
31830
The Georgia home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. President during World War II.  Roosevelt first came to Warm Springs in 1924, hoping to find in the area’s warm springs a cure for the polio (infantile paralysis) that had struck him in 1921.  He built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, came here often on retreat during his presidency, and died in the home on April 12, 1945.  Roosevelt served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the Wilson Administration, and was a forceful advocate for U.S. entry into World War I, putting him at odds with many of his administration colleagues.
 
Savannah - Chatham Co. - Roll of Honor - Daffin Parkloupe
Savannah
GA
USA
31404

“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”

 
Savannah - Chatham Co. - Victory Driveloupe
Victory Drive
Savannah
GA
USA
31404
The former Estill Road was lengthened to 19 miles and renamed Victory Drive to honor the end of the Great War, and was lined with 360 palm trees.
 
Schley Co. - Ellaville - Memorial Fountainloupe
South Broad St. at Oglethorpe St
Ellaville
GA
USA
31806
May 23, 1987
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

“Memorial Fountain - Dedicated by Thomas Edwin Wall Post 191, American Legion, as a memorial to Schley County veterans. May 23, 1987.”

 
Screven Co. – Sylvania – H.M.S. Otranto Historical Markerloupe
Intersection of South Main and West Ogeechee Streets
Sylvania
GA
USA
30467
October 6, 2017
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

“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 Co. – Sylvania – Memorial Parkloupe
Main Street
Sylvania
GA
USA
30467
Sept. 17, 1987
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

 Screven County Memorial Park – WW1 Bronze Plaque lists 28 soldiers.

 
Spalding Co. - Griffin Spirit of the American Doughboy and Memorialloupe
Veterans Memorial Park, Intersection of 1st, Taylor Street and Memorial Drive
Griffin
GA
USA
30223
Main photo courtesy of Brian Haynes
 
Stephens Co. — Toccoa — World War I Memorialloupe
Stephens County Courthouse
Toccoa
GA
USA
30577
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
A standing granite tablet inscribed to those who served in the war.
 
Sumter Co. - Americus - Memorial of Honorloupe
Sumter County Courthouse 500 W. Lamar St.
Americus
GA
USA
31709
January 28, 1990
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.”

 
Sumter Co. - Americus - Spirit of the American Doughboy loupe
Rees Park at Bosworth Street
Americus
GA
USA
31709
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.

 

Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors


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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.

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$5 Million +


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