Nov. 11, 2018 will not only be Veterans Day but it will be the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the day that was originally called Armistice Day. It is a must that we recognize those brave young men who answered the nation's call and went to war.
There are 44 names engraved on the World War I memorial wall at Veterans Park, many of whom have familiar family names. The names are Lee Anderson, Enoch Barrett, Grover Burt, Albert Clack, Claud Clark, Ernest Dale, Loland Darness, Alvin Elliott, Ervin Elliott, Albert Etris, Pink Fowler, Orion Hill, Will Martin, Arnold Orr, Tom Moss, Charlie Reece, Gordon Perry, Claude Roper, William Roper, Robert Reed, Lester Seay, J.C. Slaton, George Stiles, Homer Stowers, Carl Swafford, Grady Tatum, Grover Taylor, Charlie Tatum, Gordie Turner, Harvey Wallace, Gus Vandiviere, Clarence West, Homer Wilson, Emmett Warren, Willie Witherow, Armouse Anderson, Ford Gover, A. J. Gilreath, Enard Perkins, Hal Covington, Walter Milsap, Richard Wallis, Walter Holtzclaw and Charley Chumley.
If you know any of these veterans or have photos, old letters or other memorabilia of their World War I service, please contact the Veterans Affairs of Dawson County at PO Box 1313, Dawsonville, 30534, or call Don Brown at (678)779-2584. We want to appropriately honor these veterans and also to locate their place of internment so flags can be properly placed.
Thank you in advance for helping us remember these American heroes.