Friday, October 5, 2018

AMERICANS IN WWI PROGRAM AT UWG - 10-22 THROUGH 11-16-2018

The UWG Ingram Library's Penelope Melson Society is hosting a showing of World War I historical documents and memorabilia beginning October 22 and ending November 16, 2018.  On Monday October 25 at 11:00 a.m. they are sponsoring a talk by DR Jennifer Keene, Professor of History.
Chapman University.

Jennifer D. Keene is a specialist in American military experience during World War I.  She is currently President of the Society of Military History. She has published three books on the American involvement in the First World War: Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001), World War I: The American Soldier Experience (2011), and The United States and the First World War (2000).  She is also the lead author for an American history textbook, Visions of America: A History of the United States that uses a visual approach to teaching students U.S. history. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship.

This is a wonderful event to "cap off" our three year attempt to bring the WWI Centennial to the attention of our citizens.

               2015 CCVMP begins including events leading up to WWI in our Memorial Day Events

               2016 - Genealogical Society begins Collecting WWI Memorabilia -- And searching for WWI Discharge papers

               Feb 2016 - DR Steve Goodson addressed the Genealogical Society on Carroll County involvement in WWI

                May 2017- CCVMP invites Historian/Actor David Shuey to speak at Memorial Day Event as General Pershing

               May 2018 - CCVMP has Mr Shury return for a second speech as General Pershing

               July 2018 - Genealogical Society places the discharge records of over 2000 Carroll County WWI Veteran on it's website (ccgsga.org)

                October 2018 -  UWG Library and the Penelope Melson Society have DR Keene as speaker

                November 11, 2018 - National Centennial Commission conducting a NATION WIDE "Bell of Peace" program asking that bell be rung "from every steeple"  at the 11th hour -- on the 11th day of the 11th month exactly 100 years (to the minute) since the signing of the Armistice.

          PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW AND PLAN TO ATTEND THIS WONDERFUL EVENT ---- Ending our participation in the Centennial of The War to End All Wars!


Friday, September 14, 2018

CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY DAY - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 - RECOGNITION AND MEMORIAL SERVICE




 Terry Lowry and the Wind Ensemble provided music including Prelude and Postlude Music.
Sheriff Terry Langley welcomed everyone and gave the opening remarks.
 Carroll County Commission Chairman Marty Smith prayed the Memorial Prayer.
Award presentations.
National Anthem by Deputy Chief Ned Watson from UWG Police Department.
Award Recipients were seated together.
 Park President Don Levans with the plaques, certificates and medals presented today.


 James Stevens played Amazing Grace on the Bag Pipes.
 Memorial names were read and the striking of the bell by Cpl. Chris Thompson.
Groundbreaking for the Memorial.
Sandra Vierling is the Landscaping Architect and help with all the designs and landscaping in the Park.

Violette Denney made these pictures.



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

CEREMONY TO HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS AT THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK


Friday, September 7, 2018

UWG STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK



                           

Students and staff pictured from left to right: Back row Shawn Isaacs, Chapman Rackwaly , Parker George, Mitch McIvor; Front row: Jullette Hopkins, Elizabeth Palomera, Zoe Daniel, Chianne Harper, Kalyn Love, Jada Sade, Matt Holland 

Students and staff from the University Of West Georgia ( UWG)  participated in a clean up day at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park in Carrollton on September 7th. The students picked weeds from the flower beds, raked and bagged tree trimmings, and pruned as necessary. Their efforts are part of the continuing assistance provided to the Veterans Park as a portion of the UWG Community Service programs.


SEPTEMBER MEETING CANCELED AT THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK.

Announcements from the Park President Don Levans:

The Elected Officers of the Association have reviewed the current operation and business of the Association and voted to cancel the meeting scheduled for Monday, September 24. ---- (Both the President and Vice President will be out of state)

This action is in complete compliance with the By Laws of the Association should it be determined by the Executive Committee that there is insufficient business or that there is reasonable cause to postpone or cancel any monthly meeting, then the Secretary will ensure that the membership is notified as soon as possible, but no later than seven (7) days prior"

Other news:
Larry Vierling's full Obituary was in Thursday's Times-Georgian His Celebration of Life will be conducted on Sunday September 23rd at 2:30 from First Christian Church in Carrollton at 306 College Street.

As if we did not have enough going on today (Friday Sept. 7) THE MARBLE IS BEING DELIVERED BETWEEN 10:00 AND 11:00 TODAY!!!! I will arrange for the County to bring over a front end loader to assist Sammy in getting it off the truck and positioned waiting for installation.
(which will happen in the coming days)

Don

Friday, August 31, 2018

CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK - PICTURES MADE AUGUST 31, 2018

I visited our CC Veterans Memorial Park today and made some pictures to share with all my face book friends and my family! I am so grateful for our beautiful $1,000,000 Park and all our precious, patriotic men who served our country and kept us free! God bless our Troops and Veterans!











Wednesday, August 22, 2018

A MESSAGE FROM THE PARK PRESIDENT - AUGUST 22, 2018

Hope that you have next Monday evening reserved for a very important meeting of our Association.  We have lots going on that needs some planning and lots happening that we all need to "be on board with!"

A national WWI Centennial "Ringing of the Bells" program that we plan to lead for West GA.
A new First Responder's Memorial being planned ADJACENT to our Park.
A Public Safety Recognition and Memorial Service being held at our Park.
The Military Officers Association of America will be holding a memorial service at our Park.
We have marble coming for walls 28-29.
Our pool is broken --- And being fixed.
We have to do some sprucing up for all this activity.

Call a member that hasn't been attending meetings and urge their participation, Please!

Violette -- How about an email to the "blast list" and maybe a blog urging attendance?

The folks on this email truly MAKE IT HAPPEN!  I hope that you take time to stand in the Park alone,
soak in it's reverence and beauty and truly feel the pride that you deserve in having made it what it is!

For all past, present and future Veterans of Carroll County  -  I thank you!

Don Levans

Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park
http://www.ccvmp.org
Association Meeting AGENDA
 Monday August 27, 2018
Meeting called to order - Don Levans

Pledge to the Flag

Prayer - Chaplain Boswell

Welcome - Don Levans

Minutes - Joe Harrod

Treasurer - Rebecca Smith 

Membership - Gail Liggett
           
Presidents Report - First Responder Memorial update
                                     Ringing of the Bells “The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”
                                      
Brief Reports from Committee Chairs:

Credentials   Charles Griffin - New marble delivery – Committee Reorganization
                                                   Update on plaques

Public Relations - Dale Robinson - Plans for First Responders - Veterans Day – Ringing of the Bells

Web Coordinator - Don Castamore – www.ccvmp.org

Events - Barry Gardner - First Responder Recognition and Memorial Service
                                         MOAA Convention interface
     Plans set for Veterans Day Saturday 11/10

Grounds - Ron Reinhold - Pool Problems
                   UWG Student Volunteers Friday 9/7

Veteran Organizations - Chuck Feaselman

CCVMP Blog - Violette Denney --- www.ccvmp.org  (then click on News/Blog) 
             
Good of the Association  
                       
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