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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Whitfield Co. -- Veterans Memorial Monumentloupe
205 N. Selvidge St
Dalton
GA
USA
30720
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

The Whitfield County World War I Memorial was dedicated on July 4, 1924, and relocated and rededicated on November 11, 2017.

The Memorial comprises a rectangular bronze plaque affixed to a rough-hewn granite slab with a polished front face. The plaque, which features the DAR symbol at top, lists in alphabetical order, without rank, the names of 19 men from the county who died in service. Sponsored by the Governor Milledge Chapter of the DAR, the memorial was dedicated on July 4, 1924, at the old post office on Hamilton Street in Dalton, Georgia. The American Legion spearheaded the 2017 campaign to relocate the memorial from the old post office to the grounds of the Whitfield County Courthouse, where other memorials are gathered. The memorial was rededicated at this new location on November 11, 2017.

The inscription on the plaque reads:

 

APRIL 1917 -- NOVEMBER 1918

WHITFIELD COUNTY PAYS TRIBUTE TO /THESE HER SONS WHO DIED FOR LIBERTY.

ELMER CHESTER / LEWIS HOPKINS
SPARTAN CROW / ROBERT LANHAM
GEORGE CUPP / JAMES E. MCDOUGAL
MELVIN DILL / AARON PANGLE
ROY ESSLINGER / SCOTT PROTHRO
GUY FELKER / CLAUDE RICHARDSON
SAMUEL FRAZIER / ADLAI E. STEPHENSON
CLARENCE GRANT / WILLIAM WEAR
AMOS HARDIN / JOHN WIMPEY

AND TO THOSE OTHERS WHO SERVED WITH/THE COLORS DURING THE WORLD WAR/

ERECTED BY THE GOVERNOR JOHN MILLEDGE CHAPTER /
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION /
1924

 

 
Wilcox County - Abbeville - Veterans Memorial	loupe
Wilcox County Courthouse 103 North Broad Street
Abbeville
GA
USA
31001
2001
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Plaza on Courthouse grounds containing containing granite stones to the different wars.

Inscription: The central monolith is inscribed “Dedicated to all Wilcox Countians who served our country and in memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice. They died that others may live free. Erected year 2001. Americans of Wilcox County.”

The granite stone for World War I is inscribed with thirteen names.

 
Wilkinson Co. - Irwinton - All Wars Monument and Perpetual Flameloupe
100 Bacon St.
Irwinton
GA
USA
31042

"In honor of the Citizens of Wilkinson County who served the Military Forces of our county, state and nation from the Revolution War to present and those who may serve in the future”

 
Worth Co. - Sylvester - Courthouse Memorialloupe
Worth County Courthouse North Main Street and East Kelly Street
Sylvester
GA
USA
31791
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

On the exterior courthouse entrance is an aluminum memorial plaque that is embossed with the names of those that died from this county - War Between the States, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

Also, on the grounds of this courthouse is a memorial obelisk to all wars.
Inscription: “In honor and memory of those from Worth County who sacrificed their lives , those missing in action, and those who served in defense of their country.” Dedicated May 27, 1989.”

 
Wrens — Jefferson Co. — Veterans Memorialloupe
Towns Square
Wrens
GA
USA
30833
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
 

Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors


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Numerous generous individuals

 

Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

Contact: [email protected]

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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