Pershing Point Park is dedicated to residents of Fulton County who died in World War I and is named for General George Pershing. Bob Andres bandres@ajc.com
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Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

3 memorials to World War I soldiers in metro Atlanta

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.

The World War I memorial at the Pete Wheeler Georgia War Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Floyd Veteran Memorial Building, lists Georgians killed in the war. Bob Andres bandres@ajc.com
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

Pete Wheeler Georgia War Veterans Memorial Plaza. Floyd Office Complex (Twin Towers), 200 Piedmont Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA. gba.georgia.gov.

Pershing Point Park is dedicated to residents of Fulton County who died in World War I and is named for General George Pershing. It is located on a triangular strip of land at the junction of Peachtree St. and West Peachtree St. Bob Andres bandres@ajc.com
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

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.

RELATED: Read more about the 2014 renovation of Pershing Point Park

Canton, GA: War Memorial Arch in Canton's Brown Park was dedicated on April 26, 1923. Brant Sanderlin bsanderlin@ajc.com
Photo: Brant Sanderlin/AJC

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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