World War I ended 100 years this month in 1918. Here are three places in metro Atlanta with memorials to the soldiers who were killed in what was called “The War to End all Wars.”
State of Georgia World War I Memorial
The Pete Wheeler Georgia War Veterans Memorial Plaza is located near the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta. The memorial was dedicated April 6, 1998, according to a listing on the World War I Centennial Commision web site. The memorial honors Georgians who served, including 1,937 killed in action and 3,319 wounded In action. An estimated 77,000 Georgia served in the military during World War 1.
Pete Wheeler Georgia War Veterans Memorial Plaza. Floyd Office Complex (Twin Towers), 200 Piedmont Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA. gba.georgia.gov.
Pershing Point Park
This memorial in Pershing Point Park is dedicated to residents of Fulton County who died in World War I and is named for Gen. John Pershing. Located on Peachtree Street and West Peachtree Street in Midtown. For mapping, use the address 1437 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga.
War Memorial Arch in Canton
War Memorial Arch in Canton’s Brown Park was dedicated April 26, 1923. The memorial was erected by the Helen Payne Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy "In Memory of Our Southern Heroes of the War Between the States" and "In Honor of Our Boys Who Fought in the World War."
Brown Park, 251 East Marietta Street, Canton, Ga. canton.ga.gov.
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