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Augusta -- American Gold Star Mothers Tributeloupe
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
Picture by Mike Stroud, July 2008
American Gold Star Mother Tribute, Greene at 11th Streets, Augusta
 
Floyd Co. - Rome - American Grave of the Known Soldierloupe
Rome
GA
USA
30161
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
The grave of Private Charles Graves.

A beautiful gravesite of memorial brick pavers and guarded by two machine guns.  Graves was selected as the national "Known" soldier.  He died and was buried in France during World War I. His body was later disinterred and moved to the United States, selected to be buried at Arlington Cemetery alongside the Unknown Soldier. His mother later had his body brought home to Rome where he was buried in the family plot, and finally was reinterred by the American Legion at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. His grave is the center of the New Veterans Walkway.
 
Atkinson Co. — Pearson — All Wars Memorialloupe
Pearson
GA
USA
31642
“This Memorial is Dedicated to the Honor and Memory of the Veterans of the United States of American from Atkinson County, Georgia.  Their Valor an Sacrifice has allowed us our freedom.  Many Gave Their Last Full Measure to Insure Peace and Preserve the Rights We Rely Upon.  We Must Not Forget.”

It is inscribed with the names of three WW1 soldiers.
 
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Atlanta History Centerloupe
Atlanta
GA
USA
30305
Photos courtesy of The Atlanta History Center
The center is an historical treasure-trove of the history of Atlanta and Georgia, and often holds significant displays from the World War I era.  
 
Augusta Museum of Historyloupe
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
The museum has an exhibit on World War I and particularly on the role of Augusta’s Camp Hancock.
 
Decatur Co. - Bainbridge - Memorial Bridgeloupe
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.

 
Brooks Co. - Quitman - “Brooks County Veterans” Memorialloupe
Quitman
GA
USA
31643
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
Originally a WW1 monument, now an all wars memorial.  Individual bricks are placed in the plaza, with the names of Brooks County military.  The memorial is sponsored by VFW Post 5659, Quitman, GA.
 
Candler Co - Metter - War Memorialloupe
W Broad Street and N Kennedy Street
Metter
GA
USA
30439
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
The memorial consists of three standing stone tablets inscribed “Dedicated to those brave men of Candler County who paid the supreme sacrifice in defense of their country.”  It is possibly the only marker in Georgia to recognize the Nicaraguan Conflict of 1927.  The site also contains a separate Candler County Veterans Memorial inscribed “Dedicated to all the residents of the county who served in the armed forces of our country during World War I, World War II and the Korean War and in memory of those who died in service.”
 
Chatham Co - Savannah - Marine Memorialloupe
Forsyth Park
Savannah
GA
USA
31401
This memorial honors local marines who served from WWII to Beirut.

Initially dedicated November 11, 1947, by the Savannah Detachment - Marine Corps League. 
 
Baldwin Co - Milledgeville - Shiloh Baptist Church - Colored Soldiers Memorialloupe
Shiloh Baptist Church
Milledgeville
GA
USA
31061
The only known memorial to World War I African-American troops from Georgia.  The Atlanta Constitution (Jan. 18, 1920) reported it to be the first monument to "colored" citizen-soldiers.
 
Coweta Co. - Newnan - WW1 Memorial Plaqueloupe
Coweta County Courthouse 32 Court Square
Newnan
GA
USA
30263
1920
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Decorative brass plaque at the entrance to the old Coweta County Courthouse for those of WW1. Listed are 34 names, including a separate “Colored” listing.

Inscription: “ In honor of the men and women of Coweta County, who served their country in the Great War, for world-wide liberty, and in memory of the following who gave their lives. 1917 - 1919.”

“Erected by the Sara Dickinson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Newnan Georgia 1920.”

 
Elbert Co. - Elberton - Memorial Park - Honoring All Veteransloupe
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.

 
Emory University War Memorialloupe
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.
 
Columbus –- Eugene Bullard Historical Markerloupe
Talbotton Road at Midland Street
Columbus
GA
USA
31901

     A historical marker commemorates the first African-American aviator from World War I.  It reads: “Eugene J. Bullard, 1896-1961.  Bullard grew up in a small shotgun style house near this site. His father, William, was a laborer for the W. C. Bradley Company. Eugene completed the fifth grade at the 28th Street School. Shaken by the death of his mother, Josephine, and the near lynching of his father, Bullard left Columbus as a young teenager. In 1912, he stowed-away on a merchant ship out of Norfolk, Virginia. He spent the next 28 years of his life in Europe.  Erected by the Historic Columbus Foundation and Historic Chattahoochee Commission 2007”

     One of ten children of an impoverished Columbus family, he stowed away on a ship to Scotland when a teenager.  Settling in Paris, he became a boxer and worked in a music hall.  Enlisting at the outbreak of World War I in 1914, as a volunteer from overseas he was assigned to French colonial troops.  He saw combat on the Somme front as a machine gunner, and later at Artois and the second Champagne offensive.  After heavy losses by the French Foreign Legion, Bullard was allowed to transfer to the 170th Line Infantry Regiment, which eventually was sent to Verdun, where he was seriously wounded in 1916.  After recovering, he volunteered that fall for the French Air Service as an air gunner.  Following training, he received his pilot’s license in May 1917, and flew with the LaFayette Flying Corps, Escadrille N.93 and N.85, taking part in some twenty combat missions.  His reputation grew as the “Black Swallow of Death.”

     When the U.S. entered the war, Bullard stood the medical examination to serve in the LaFayette Flying Corps as part of the American Expeditionary Force, but was not accepted, as only white pilots were allowed to serve.    He served beyond the Armistice, not being discharged until October 24, 1919, and was awarded the Croix de guerre, among 15 awards from the French government.

     Living in Paris between the wars, he worked as a drummer and nightclub manager, eventually owning his own club, gaining famous friends including Louis Armstrong and Langston Hughes.  When Germany again invaded France in May 1940, Bullard fled Paris with his two surviving daughters from a marriage which had ended in divorce.  Volunteering in defense of Orleans, he was wounded, but escaped to neutral Spain and then went to the United States. 

     Never fully recovering from his war wound, and finding that his French fame did not follow him home, he worked for a while as an interpreter for Louis Armstrong.  With a financial settlement from the destruction of his Paris nightclub in the war, he bought an apartment in Harlem.  He was among those attacked and injured during the infamous Peerskill riots of 1949.  His final job was as an elevator operator at Rockefeller Center. 

     In 1954, the French government invited him to participate in the rekindling of the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe, and in 1960 he was made a knight of the Legion of Honor.  Spending his final years in relative obscurity and poverty in New York City, he died in 1961 at age 66.  He is buried in the French War Veterans’ section of Flushing Cemetery in Queens, New York.

     On August 23, 1994, 33 years after his death, and 77 years to the day after the physical that should have allowed him to fly for his own country, Eugene Bullard was posthumously commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

 
Augusta –- Fourth Infantry Ivy Division Monumentloupe
Median of Greene Street
Augusta
GA
USA
30901
Photos Courtesy of Lamar Veatch

The "Ivy Division" is a unit with a proud history dating to World War I.  In December 1941, the 4th was the first unit assigned to Camp (now Fort) Gordon after its move to Augusta from DeKalb County.  The monument lists the many battles in which the soldiers of the 4th distinguished themselves, including:

  • World War I
    • Aisne - Marne
    • St. Mihiel
    • Meuse -Argonne
    • Defensive Sector
    • Army of Occupation
  • World War II
    • Normandy
    • Northern France
    • Rhineland
    • Ardennes
    • Central Europe
  • Vietnam

The 4th was the first unit of US. Troops to land on Utah Beach Normandy France 6 June 1944

 
Georgia Tech World War I Monumentloupe
Georgia Tech Campus
Atlanta
GA
USA
30313

This large bench-style monument located on the Georgia Tech campus was given by the Class of 1925 in memory of those Georgia Tech men who gave their lives in World War I.  It was created by Beth Grashof.

 
Gwinnett County Fallen Heroes Memorialloupe
75 Langley Dr.
Lawrenceville
GA
USA
30046
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

     A portion is dedicated to Gwinnett residents who gave their lives during World War I. Gwinnett's Fallen Heroes Memorial pays tribute to all Gwinnett residents who died in the line of duty in military or public safety service.

     From native Americans "who were the first to love this land," to the most recent casualties, the memorial honors about 700 individuals, organized by categories of service. Their names, in random order and without rank, are carved on 13 black granite markers, which are nine feet tall and weigh almost four tons each. A central pedestal features a Gwinnett firefighter's bronze sculpture of an eagle carrying a rose.

 
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Habersham Co. – War Memorialloupe
Town Square
Clarkesville
GA
USA
30523
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
A marble tablet inscribed with the names of those local residents who served.
 
Hartwell - World War I Memorial Markerloupe
near Hart County Courthouse, downtown Hartwell
Hartwell
GA
USA
30643
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
A small marker with plaque listing the local war dead, along with a planting of World War I memorial oaks.
 
Henry Co. --  Heritage Park Veterans Memorial & Museumloupe
101 Lake Dow Road
McDonough
GA
USA
30252
Located in a beautifully re-purposed traditional red barn, Heritage Park Veterans Museum is dedicated to all veterans and their families and to those that serve now and in the future. The museum is full of vehicles, uniforms, and artifacts, a lasting display of the two Henry County Medal of Honor recipients, and a Henry County Fallen Hero area. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 

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