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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Effingham Co. - Springfield - Courthousezoom
Courthouse
Springfield
GA
USA
31329
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.”

 
Effingham Co. - Springfield - Effingham Veterans Parkzoom
Hwy 21 and West First St.
Springfield
GA
USA
31329
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
 
Elbert Co. - Bowman - Bowman Area Veterans Memorialzoom
City Park - Corner of Highways 17 & 172
Bowman
GA
USA
30624
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
"Dedicated to the glory of God and all the veterans of the Bowman Community, more especially to these who have given their lives for our nation's cause".  
 
Elbert Co. - Elberton - Memorial Park - Honoring All Veteranszoom
North Oliver Street
Elberton
GA
USA
30635
All photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.

 
Ellijay -- Veterans Memorial Bridge & Parkzoom
Ellijay
GA
USA
30540
All photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
 
Emanuel Co. - Swainsboro  - All Wars Memorialzoom
Corner of Highway 80 (West Main Street) and Highway 57 (Kite Road)
Swainsboro
GA
USA
30401

“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.

 
Emory University War Memorialzoom
605 asbury circle
Atlanta
GA
USA
30307
The older portion of the Dobbs University Center, formerly called the Alumni Memorial University Center, contains a plaque listing the names of Emory alumni who were killed in both World Wars and Korea.
 
Evans Co. - Claxton - Service Monumentzoom
123 West Main St
Claxton
GA
USA
30417
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.”

 
Fannin Co – McCaysville - “Our Heroes” Monumentzoom
Corner of Blue Ridge Drive & W. Tennessee Ave.
McCaysville
GA
USA
30555
1946
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

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.” 

 
Fannin Co. – Blue Ridge – 1937 Monumentzoom
Main Street
Blue Ridge
GA
USA
30513
October 21, 1937
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Granite monument in downtown Blue Ridge park, listing 13 WW1 names.  

 

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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:

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Future Meetings:

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