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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Upson Co. – Thomaston – WW1 American Legion Monumentloupe
116 W. Main St.
Thomaston
GA
USA
30286
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite Monument.  Inscription – “Dedicated to the Men of Upson County Who Sacrificed their Lives in World War I.”  “Colored”- list 9 names, “White” - list of 7 names”. 

Also, a bronze plaque inside the courthouse lists the same sixteen names as the outside granite monument.    Inscription – “Erected by the John Houston Chapter – In Honor of the Men of Upson County Who Died in Service in the Great War for the Cause of World Liberty – 1920.”

 

 
Walton Co. – Monroe – Eternal Flame Monumentloupe
Corner of S. Broad and Court Streets
monroe
GA
USA
30655
May 30, 1969
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
 
Walton Co. – Monroe – Veteran Memorialloupe
303 South Hammond Drive
Monroe
GA
USA
30655
2016
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Construction of this Veterans Memorial lin front of the new Walton County Government Building is ongoing. 

The granite monument, dedicated in 1956, was moved from the VFW Post 4421 to this new Veteran Memorial location.  Inscription:  “ Dedicated to the Memory of Our Men from Walton County Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice.  Walton County Post 4421, 1956.

The WW1 side of this monument contains the names of twenty-two servicemen. 

 
Ware Co. – Waycross – Spirit of the American Doughboyloupe
Doughboy Park -- triangular park between Plant Avenue, Mary Street, and Loft Street
Waycross
GA
USA
31501
November 11, 1935
Photos courtesy of Reuben Lasseter and Lamar Veatch

This statue, one of E.M. Viquesney's iconic Spirit of the American Doughboy sculptures, was cast in zinc. Although the doughboy was originally equipped with a bayonet, the bayonet was lost sometime after 1967. The statue's base features a bronze plaque that reads:

DEDICATED TO
THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES
WHO ENTERED THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY
FROM WARE COUNTY
AND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR
-
SPONSORED BY
WARE CO. POST NO. 10, AMERICAN LEGION
NOVEMBER 11, 1935

 

Site also includes “Flame of Freedom” monument, dedicated November 11, 1969.

 
Washington Co. - Sandersville - War Memorial Plazaloupe
132 W Haynes St.
Sandersville
GA
USA
31082

On the grounds of the Washington County Courthouse, this plaza consists of individual monuments to those residents that fought and died in the U.S. wars. The monument for WW1 reads: “In sacred memory of the men of Washington County who made the supreme sacrifice in World War 1,” and lists eight names. 

 
Waycross – War Memorial Bridgeloupe
U.S. Highway 84 at the Satilla River
Waycross
GA
USA
31501
Originally built in 1924, it was replaced by a new bridge.  The plaques were saved from the old bridge and reinstalled on the new, but are basically inaccessible to pedestrians.
 
Wayne Co. - Jesup - All Wars Monumentloupe
Courthouse Grounds
Jesup
GA
USA
31546
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

All wars monument on courthouse grounds.  Inscription:  “Dedicated to the memory of those of Wayne County, Georgia, who served our country in military service during all wars.”

 
Webster Co. - Preston - Veterans Marker	loupe
Webster County Courthouse Hamilton and Washington Streets.
Preston
GA
USA
31824
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Single, engraved, granite stone.

Inscription: “Veterans - this marker Honoring Veterans from Webster County, serving in all wars.”

 
Wheeler Co. - Alamo - War Memorialloupe
US Hwy 280 and Commerce St
Alamo
GA
USA
30411
May 27, 1996
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite memorial plaza, Central monolith with brass eagle on top. Semi-circular low wall of granite stones are inscribed with names. The WW1 stone contains the names of 40 soldiers who served. The central monolith is inscribed with 10 casualties. A unique feature is a granite speaker’s podium.

 
White Co. – Cleveland – Veterans Memorialloupe
East Kytle (State Hwy 115) & South Brooks Streets
Cleveland
GA
USA
30528
May 30, 2016
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Located in Freedom Park, Cleveland, GA, the White County Veterans Memorial lists six names from WW1. 

Inscription: “Dedicated by Northeast Georgia Veterans Society, May 30, 2016.”  

Memorial Freedom Park.Ron Hill b

 

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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