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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Cumming –- Veterans War Memorial - Forsyth Co.zoom
301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Cumming
GA
USA
30040
Photos Courtesy of Lamar Veatch
This memorial is located at 301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, one block from City Square. Dedicated in May, 1992, by the City of Cumming, the memorial consists of individual pedestals to the different conflicts.  Each pedestal is topped with bronze replicas of appropriate historical artifacts of that war. 
 
Dade Co. - Trenton - Memorial Parkzoom
75 Case Ave.
Trenton
GA
USA
30752
November 9, 1975
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Description:  Brick monument inlaid with inscribed plaques, for WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan and Iraq.  The WW1 portion contains the names of 4 Dade County residents who died in that war. 

Inscription:  For God and Country - In memory of veterans from Dade County who offered their lives that liberty, justice, freedom, and democracy might survive.  Erected by American Legion and Auxiliary Post 106. 

A granite marker on the site is inscribed:  Dade County Veterans Memorial Park - Dedicated April 26, 2002 - For Those Who Serve.   

 
Dawson Co. – Dawsonville – Veterans Memorial Parkzoom
Highway 9 North. 186 Recreation Road.
Dawsonville
GA
USA
30534
November 11, 2005
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Park with large memorial wall inscribed with names from the Civil War to recent confilcts.  The WW1 section contains forty-four names.  Inscriptions on adjacent plaque:  “If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. – President John F. Kennedy”  “Welcome To All Veterans Who Have Protected Our Nation Through Military Service in Time of War.  Dedicated November 11, 2005”

 
Decatur Co. - Bainbridge - All Wars Memorialzoom
Willis Park - North Broad at East Broughton Streets
Bainbridge
GA
USA
39817
May 29, 1989
Photos courtesy of Keith Smith

Black granite monument - Dedicated May 29, 1989 - Veterans of Vietnam War Post 5 - Bainbridge - Georgia.  Inscription: “An Eternal Testament to Those Who Served from Decatur County - These Brave Men Made The Supreme Sacrifice With Valor And Devotion.”

There are twenty five names in the WW1 section of the monument.

 
Decatur Co. - Bainbridge - Memorial Bridgezoom
Bainbridge
GA
USA
39817
Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia Collection, dec097.

The bridge was Federal Aid Project 201; begun in 1922 by the State Highway Department with W.R. Neel as State Engineer; Prayton, Howton, and Wood Contracting Company; and the Pensacola Shipbuilding Company as builders. These contractors gave up after experiencing difficulty establishing permanent foundations. The bridge was completed by the Hardaway Contracting Company and the Atlantic Bridge Company in 1926. It was torn down ca. 1976-1977, and a new bridge was constructed in its place.

 
DeKalb County - Decatur - Honor Rollzoom
Old Courthouse on the Square 101 East Court Square
Decatur
GA
USA
30030
www.dekalbhistory.org
November 11, 1928
Photos courtesy of Michael Hitt and Lamar Veatch

DeKalb County Honor Roll. Memorial bronze plaques located in the main lobby area of the Old DeKalb County Courthouse. A total of twenty-three names are contained, including six under the heading of “Colored”.

Inscription: “Erected November 11, 1928 By Young Matrons’ Chapter Service Star Legion.”

A second bronze plaque is inscribed: “Dedicated to those of DeKalb County, GA: Who offered their lives in humanity’s defense in the war of the nations and in memory of those who gave their last full measure of devotion. Erected November 11, 1927 By Young Matrons’ Chapter Service Star Legion.”

 
Dodge Co. – Eastman – Memorialzoom
5401 Courthouse Circle
Eastman
GA
USA
31023
http://www.dodgecountyga.com/
October 14, 1984
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite monument listing war dead from Eastman County for the major conflicts.  Inscription:  “Dedicated to All Those Who Served and In Memory of Those Who Paid the Supreme Sacrifice So We Might Live Free of Oppression and Tyranny.” 


Thirty-nine names are listed for WW1. 

“Dedicated Oct. 14, 1984, as a joint project of the Eastman Kiwanis Club and the American Legion Post #126.”

 
Dooly Co. – Vienna – Veterans Memorialzoom
104 S. 2nd Street
Vienna
GA
USA
31092
Photos courtesy of Janet Joiner, Community Development Director

Located at the front entrance of the Dooly County Courthouse, this Granite memorial contains four bronze plaques, one each for WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Inscription: “Dedicated to the Honor and Sacrifice of our Men and Women who Served our Country in War and Peace.”

 
Dougherty Co. - Albany - Flint River Memorial Bridgezoom
Business HWY 82 at the Flint River
Albany
GA
USA
31705
1920

Memorial Bridge. Built in 1920 and rebuilt in 2015. Plaques at each end of the bridge.

1920 plaques. “As the enduring expression of a community's pride and gratitude, this bridge was erected A.D. 1920, as a memorial to those who went from Dougherty County to serve their country in the World War. 1917 - 1919.”

“We hold in grateful remembrance those who stepped from the pursuits of peace in response to the call of their country and of civilization and in the World War 1917-1919 offering themselves for the maintenance of American rights for the preservation of American ideals and for the realization of humanity’s hopes.”

2015 Plaque. Flint River Bridge. Rededicated in 2015. See photo for inscription.

 
Echols Co. - Statenville - Veterans Wallzoom
110 GA Highway 94 East
Statenville
GA
USA
31648
http://echolscountyga.com/
November 11, 2012
Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Reese

Description:  Red brick wall with mounted military service and dedication plaques. 

Inscription:  “This veterans wall is dedicated to the men and to the women who honorably served to uphold the Constitution of the United States.  Dedicated Veterans Day November 2012 by ECVG Lloyd Corbett, Chris McMasters, James Barrett, Sr.”

Brick pavers for veterans are placed at the wall. 

 

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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:

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