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WWII Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony

May 25, 2009

This year's Memorial Day was extra special for both the community of Savannah and the Veterans Council. The day was marked by the WWII Groundbreaking Ceremony that celebrated the installation of a WWII monument to honor our very own Chatham County Veterans of the War.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2009 the community gathered around the future site of Savannah's new WWII Commemorative Monument. Master of Ceremonies, Sonny Dixon from WTOC started off the ceremony by welcoming honored veterans and supporters to the WWII Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony. The American Legion Post 184 color guard performed the posting of the colors of the United States of America and the Star Spangled banner sung by sisters Yanissa and Sharnay Grant.

As the Memorial ground was being broken, speakers reflected on the sacrifice endured by our citizens in WWII and at least 494 local servicemen as well as over 400,000 other American service personnel that made the supreme sacrifice to preserve our nation's very existence.

★★★ UPDATE ★★★

The construction of the WWII Memorial Monument is well underway! Check out the construction the inner structure and the beginning of the oceans and continents.


Donations made to the Veterans Council of Chatham county benefit everyone! We are now accepting donations for the new World War II monument that is to be installed on River Street. Remember, all donations made the the Veterans Council of Chatham County are tax deductible!

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Memorial Bricks

Bricks can be purchased for inclusion in the WWII Memorial to be located on River Street in downtown Savannah, GA.

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