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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Toccoa — Stephens Co. — Currahee Military Museumloupe
47 North Alexander Street (AMTRAK Station & Welcome Center)
Toccoa
GA
USA
30577
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
This museum is operated by the Stephens County Historical Society.  While substantially dedicated to the WWII Paratrooper Regiments, known as the "Currahees & Toccoa Men” and "Home of the Real Band of Brothers" - it houses a quality collection of WW1 memorabilia and documentation.  www.toccoahistory.com

706-282-5055.
 
Toombs Co. - Lyons - Vidalia - War Memorialloupe
US HWY 280 (East 1st Street) @ Pete Phillips Drive
Vidalia
GA
USA
30436
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.

 
Towns Co. -- Veterans Memorial Parkloupe
1400 Highway 76 East
Hiawassee
GA
USA
30546
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
The Towns County Veterans Memorial Park is adjacent to the Towns County High School, 1400 Highway 76 East in Hiawassee, GA.  The Park was erected by the Towns County Board of Education and the Student Council, May 28, 1984.
 
Treutlen Co. - Soperton - U.S. Veterans Memorialloupe
Main St. @ Second St.
Soperton
GA
USA
30457
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Painted flag and eagle on brick wall with memorial pavers. Several of the pavers reference WW1 veterans.

 
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Turner Co. - Ashburn - Memorialloupe
Turner County Courthouse McLendon and College Streets
Ashburn
GA
USA
31714
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

American Legion. Eagle Monument.  Brick and Granite. On the Grounds of the Turner County Courthouse. 

 
Union Co – Blairsville – War Memorial – Veterans Parkloupe
Corner of School Circle and Hughes St
Blairsville
GA
USA
30512
November 11, 1995
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.

Soldier

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.”

 
Union Co. - Blairsville - World War Monumentloupe
1 Town Sq
Blairsville
GA
USA
30512
1930
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.   

 
Union Co. -- Honor Roll of the World Warloupe
grounds of the old Union County Courthouse
Blairsville
GA
USA
30512
A tall, stacked stone monument surrounding an engraved tablet containing the names of those who served. 
 
University of Georgia Memorial Gardenloupe
Sanford Drive at Hooper Street
Athens
GA
USA
30602
Photos courtesy of Tom Jackson
Located at the northeast corner of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, this outdoor sculpture garden pays tribute to Georgians who served in all wars.
 
University of Georgia Memorial Hallloupe
101 Sanford Dr
Athens
GA
USA
30605
Photos courtesy of Tom Jackson
Begun in 1910 as a University of Georgia center for student activities, construction stopped in 1912 from lack of funding.  The building stood idle until a 1922 fundraising drive known as the War Memorial Fund enabled its completion as a memorial to the 47 UGA students and alumni who died in service during World War I.  Their names are engraved on two bronze plaques under the impressive rotunda, which is encircled by the words “In loyal love, we set apart this house – a memorial to those lovers of peace who took arms, left home and dear ones, and gave life that all men might be free.”  Around the upper exterior of the building are engraved names of major WWI battles in which Georgians participated.
 

Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors


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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 +


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