Toombs County War Memorial. Granite monument in small road-side park, listing WW1 and WWII war dead from this county. Fifteen (15) WW1 names are listed.
Sponsored by Vidalia and Lyons Camps - Woodmen of the World.
Painted flag and eagle on brick wall with memorial pavers. Several of the pavers reference WW1 veterans.
American Legion. Eagle Monument. Brick and Granite. On the Grounds of the Turner County Courthouse.
Park plaza containing a number of stone monuments to the wars and containing inscriptions:
“Union County War Memorial – This memorial depicts wars as they have impacted this country, state and nation. Freedom has never been free, it never will be. Part of the price of freedom will be realized as you visit this memorial. These hallowed grounds are dedicated to the memory of those Union Countians who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country during a war time period. We honor all those men and women who gave of themselves in a effort to ensure freedom and democracy throughout the world. May God bless America. November 11, 1995.
I was that which others did not want to be.
I went where others feared to go, and did what others feared to do.
I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly
Accepted the thought of eternal loneliness should I fail.
I have seen the face of terror, felt the sting of cold fear,
And enjoyed the sweet taste of a moment’s love.
I have cried, pained, and hoped….but most of all,
I have lived times others would say were best forgotten.
At least some day I will be able to say that I was proud of
What I was….a soldier.
George L. Skypeck.”
Located at the Historical Courthouse on the Square, this unique stone monument contains a granite inset inscribed: “Union County Honor Roll World War” “Erected by Ira Weaver Post 121 – The American Legion, Comrades, Relatives, Friends, and School Children, 1930.” It is inscribed with the names of eight World War I soldiers.
Mounted on a nearby monument is a plaque containing the names of these eight soldiers plus those of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
The Historic Courthouse Museum contains a war memorial room with several WW1 items and portraits.