Description: Monument on courthouse grounds
Inscription: - Front: “In grateful memory of those from Effingham County who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country that freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings.” Back: “Spanish American War - World War I - World War II - Korean War - Vietnam War. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. U.S.A. Bicentennial 1976. Duty - Honor - Country - Well Done - Be Thou At Peace.”
Originally known as Service Star Legion Park, the area includes a Wilson tree, a Service Star monument, a World War I memorial, and oaks planted in memory of World War I soldiers.
From 1923 to 1984, this 1.8 acre tract was managed by the Service Star Legion of Elbert County. It was originally donated in memory of LT Edmund Brewer Tate, III, killed in action in the Argonne forest battle on Oct. 12, 1918. Since 1984, the renamed ‘Memorial Park” is managed by Elbert County. It contains multiple markers honoring Elbert County dead from all U.S. wars.
“Sons of American Legion Swainsboro Squadron #103”
“This Wall is Dedicated in Memory of those who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for our Freedom” Dedicated Nov. 11, 2013.
Single rectangle granite monument at on courthouse grounds, with inscriptions on each side. On the WWI side, four names of combat deaths are inscribed. Inscription: “Dedicated to All Who Served.”
Rectangular granite monument topped with a large globe. The WW1 side of the monolith contains 13 names. “Dedicated to the Memory of Our Men of Fannin County Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice. Erected by the McCaysville Garden Club, 1946.”
Granite monument in downtown Blue Ridge park, listing 13 WW1 names.