They gave their lives for our country and now their sacrifice has been memorialized at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta. 42 members of the Georgia National Guard have been killed since the Global War on Terror began in 2003.
Georgians from across the state gathered into the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College Wednesday evening to pay their respects to the late Nelson Mandela. The memorial service was organized by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and Morehouse College. Speakers included former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young and Reverend Bernice King, who remembered the former South African president fondly and tied Mandela’s more than thirty-year fight to end Apartheid in South Africa to the civil rights movement in the south during the 1960s.
The Georgia State Patrol is set to honor the first state trooper to die in the line of duty with a memorial in Macon. Officials say Georgia State Trooper Sgt. William Frederick Black Jr. is being honored with a memorial Wednesday at the Interstate 16 and Ocmulgee East Boulevard interchange in Macon.
From Rome to Savannah to Columbus and Augusta, Georgians have the events and victims of 9/11 on their mind. As early as Saturday, September 8th, cities, counties and civic groups gathered at 9/11 memorial events across the state.
Its soldiers fought in both world wars and in Vietnam, and now the Army's 47th Infantry Regiment is getting a stone monument placed outside the National Infantry Museum in west Georgia. A dedication ceremony was scheduled Thursday at the museum on Fort Benning. Veterans of the unit raised $22,000 to place the marker at the museum's outdoor Walk of Honor.
About 100 people gathered near the Imperial Sugar refinery near Savannah to remember those who died at the plant on the same night four years ago. Fourteen people were killed because of a dust explosion at the facility on Feburary 7th, 2008. First responders, ministers and survivors gathered at a church near the blast site.
A memorial service for Larry Munson, who was known by University of Georgia fans as the voice of the school's football team, will be held next month. The services are reported to be tentatively scheduled for Dec. 10 at Sanford Stadium. Officials said the time of the service will be announced later as arrangements are finalized.
The city of Dalton dedicated a Civil War historical marker today. It honors Confederate General Patrick Cleburne, who urged southern states to emancipate slaves so that they could join the Confederate Army.
The monument has been in the planning stages for many years. But it was held up by historic preservation concerns. Now the "long overdue" dedication is coming. Film and TV actor James Cromwell is among the honored guests.