Multiple monument park with an individual monolith for each war. 13 Fannin County names are inscribed on the WW1 monument. Vietnam era helicopter on display in park.
Granite memorial adjacent to the historic 1825 Fayette County Courthouse.
It honors those that died in WW1, WWII, Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Three names are listed for WW1.
Inscription: Erected by the citizens of Fayette County in honor of our veterans who served in the armed forces of the United States of American and as a lasting memorial to these gallant servicemen who gave their lives that we may live in peace. The emblems of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars all are inscribed.
Description: Memorial plaza with monuments for individual wars, and with personal inscribed bricks. An obelisk for WW1 is part of the plaza.
Inscription: “Dedication in honor of all the veterans of Cave Springs who served in the armed services of their country.”
Marble vertical stone with rare relief lettering.
Inscription: “In Memorial to the Young Men of Floyd County who responded to their country’s call in the 1917 Worlds War 1919 - In memory of those who gave their lives.”
Thirty-seven names are inscribed on this memorial.
The national-level museum of all of the wars in which the United States has participated and a memorial to the infantry soldiers who served. Experience more than two centuries of infantrymen’s service and sacrifice in immersive exhibits that put you in the midst of the battle.
Opened in 1904, Fort Oglethorpe was an Army post for cavalry training in World War I, and also housed some 4,000 German prisoners of war and civilian detainees. During World War I and World War II, it became a war-time induction and processing center. During World War II, it was a major training center for the Women’s Army Corps. After its closure in 1946, the fort became the nucleus of the current town of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
In 1786, the Georgia Legislature approved the creation of a fort on Cockspur or Tybee Island, to be named in honor of Revolutionary War hero General James Screven. The fort was never built by the state, but in 1808 the property fell under the jurisdiction of the Federal government as the Fort Screven Reservation.
In 1855, the government approved building Fort Screven on the north end of Tybee to provide modern coastal defense. Six poured-concrete, low-profile gun batteries (named for war heroes) and a minefield were ordered for Tybee along with hundreds of other military buildings. From 1897 to 1947 the fort was an integral part of America’s Coastal Defense system. Troops stood guard on Tybee through the Spanish American War of 1898, World War I and World War II. The Fort was closed in 1947 and sold to the City of Tybee and tourism returned as a major part of Tybee’s history. By the 1950s many of the fort’s buildings had been converted for use by private owners.
In 1961, Battery Garland, the former gun battery and magazine for a 12-inch long-range gun, became the Tybee Island museum. A room that once stored six hundred pound projectiles and two hundred pound bags of gun powder, now holds the collections and exhibits of more than 400 years of Tybee Island history. It is the location of the only shot fired in anger in Georgia during World War I.
Today, the abandoned and silent concrete bunkers stand side-by-side with fine beachside homes. Visitors marvel at the private residences nestled atop the fort’s walls, the magnificent ocean and river views and the fort that played a role in so many phases of American history.