The Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 14 to officially establish construction at the new site. (Photo by Karen Huppertz for the AJC)

Peachtree Corners breaks ground on Veterans Monument

The Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association hosted a brief groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 14 to officially establish construction at the new site. The groundbreaking, postponed in Nov. due to bad weather, took place near the actual monument site which is already under construction at the city’s new Town Center.

PCVMA Vice President Doug Heckman welcomed city officials and volunteers before comments from Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason and PCVMA Executive Director/Chairman Bob Ballagh. Leland Armbright, Senior Pastor at Christ the King Church, led an invocation followed by recognition of guests and major donors.

When complete the monument will feature a 2,500 square-foot plaza, seven sculptures, and a central pillar topped by an eagle atop the globe to represent the presence of the U.S. Armed Forces across the world. The sculptures represent each of the Armed Forces and Federal Military Reserve components. The monument will be officially dedicated and opened to the public on Memorial Day. Details: www.ptcvets.net.

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