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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Barrow Co. – Statham – Veterans Parkzoom
Railroad Avenue
Statham
GA
USA
July 4, 2012
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Inscription:  “Dedicated In Memory and honor of the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces. The City of Statham and American Legion Post 163, Barrow County, Georgia, July 4, 2012.”

Inscribed brick plaza with gazebo.  At least one WW1 service member is so inscribed.

 
Barrow Co. – Winder – Historic Courthouse Monumentzoom
30 N Broad St
Winder
GA
USA
30680
1948
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite monument on Barrow County Historic Courthouse grounds.  Inscription:  Dedicated to the Honor of the Men and Women who served our County in World War I & II, Korea & Viet Nam”  “Erected by the John Rich Pentecost Post No. 53, the American Legion, 1948”

 
Barrow Co. – Winder – Veterans Commemorative Parkzoom
113 East Athens Street
Winder
GA
USA
30680
http://www.cityofwinder.com/resources/veterans-memorial-park
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

This City of Winder Veterans Memorial Park contains purchased engraved bricks with flags and seating around the perimeter.  It honors veterans of all U.S. wars.  Names of eleven service members from WW1 are engraved in the bricks.

 
Bartow Co. - Cartersville - War Memorialzoom
Bartow County Courthouse Frank Moore Administration and Judicial Center 135 West Cherokee Avenue
Cartersville
GA
USA
30120
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Five-column memorial that lists the names of the county’s war dead for WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan. Thirty names are on the WW1 column.

Inscription: “They died for no other reason than believing in their country. We must never forget this….Erected by the Citizens of Bartow County.”

 
Ben Hill Co. - Fitzgerald - Honor Rollzoom
100 Lee Street and 200 Central Avenue
Fitzgerald
GA
USA
31750
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Honor roll memorial of granite rectangular slabs surrounding a central monolith located in the median park of West Central Avenue.

The stone for World War I lists eight names.

 
Berrien Co. — Nashville — Spirit of American Doughboy (original)zoom
Berrien County Courthouse Square
Nashville
GA
USA
31639

The first of the statues by sculptor E. M. Viquesney. It honors the 60 Berrien County residents who died in service during World War I, including 28 who perished in the disastrous sinking of the troop ship Otranto off Scotland in 1918.

Copies of this statue were placed in many other communities throughout Georgia and the United States in subsequent years.

 
Bibb Co. - Macon - Coleman Hill Memorialzoom
Coleman Hill
Macon
GA
USA
31201

     Erected in 1922, the monument was beautifully restored in 2015 under the direction of Middle Georgia State University President Christopher Blake.  It honors soldiers from Macon who served primarily in the 42nd Rainbow Division, and depicts the cities in France where the 42nd saw action.  It is inscribed in Latin with a phrase translated as “It is sweet and glorious to die for one’s country.”

“Erected by the Ladies Auxiliary 151 Machine Gun Bt., assisted by the Men of the Battalion - 1922”

”in memory of the 51st Machine Gun Battalion” 

 
Bibb Co. - Macon - Middle Georgia Veterans Memorialzoom
200 Coliseum Drive
Macon
GA
USA
31217
November 11, 1988
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

The memorial is inscribed with names from World War 1 from Jones County, Monroe County, Crawford County, Peach County, Twiggs County, Houston County, and Bibb County.

Inscription - "In honor of the men and women of the armed forces of the United States who served in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  The names of those who gave their lives and those who remain missing are inscribed heron."

“But we….shall be remembered;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me 
Shall be my brother…"
William Shakespeare
Henry V

 
Bishop –- American Veterans Memorialzoom
Corner of US Highway 441 and Old Bishop Road
Bishop
GA
USA
30621
Erected on July 6, 2003 by the AMVet Post 10 and Auxiliary

“In Honor of All American Veterans Who Served During Wars in Defense of Their County 1917 - 2003"
 
Bleckley Co. – Cochran – Flame of Freedom Memorialzoom
112 Second Street
Cochran
GA
USA
31014
http://www.bleckley.org/
March 15, 1969
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Flame of Freedom Monument on courthouse grounds.

Inscription:  “ Presented By Bleckley County and the American Legion Honoring Veterans of All Wars, March 15, 1969, Rededicated Memorial Day 1991”.

The WW1 portion of this monument contains the names of 7 service members.

 

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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