Saturday, May 23, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM MAY 23, 2020 AT THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK

These pictures were made by Gloria Gardner today - thank you for sharing them.





 





2020 MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM AT THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK.



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY TO HONOR CARROLL COUNTY’S FALLEN VETERANS


The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Association and American Legion Post 143 will conduct a Memorial Day ceremony Saturday to honor veterans of all wars who gave their lives in service to our nation.
The ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Park on Newnan Road in Carrollton will begin at 11 a.m.
The theme of the ceremony will be the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, known as VE Day.  University of West Georgia history professor Dr. Steve Goodson will be the featured speaker.
Following VE Day many soldiers and airmen who fought in Europe were sent east to fight against the Japanese who had not yet surrendered.  That surrender came on August 14, 1945, after atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  On Aug. 15, 1945, the Japanese accepted the Allies’ terms for surrender and World War II was finally over.
Eighty-five service members from Carroll County were killed during WWII.
Proper social distancing will be in effect for the ceremony –there will be no bleacher seating.  In order to accomplish the required social distancing, the parking lot in front of the park area will be used for seating.  Guests will need to provide their own seating or remain standing for the program.
Terry Lowry and the Carroll County Wind Ensemble will provide music prior to and during the program.  Pre-program music is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.
American Legion Post 143 will provide the color guard and rifle-firing team.  The laying of a wreath, rifle volleys and playing of taps will honor and remember the 332 service members from Carroll County killed in all wars dating back to the Civil War.  The 85 Carroll County veterans killed during World War II will be specifically honored during the wreath-laying ceremony conducted by area veterans organizations.
The program is expected to conclude about noon.  The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park is adjacent to the Carroll County sheriff’s Office and across the road from the West Georgia Techinical College.

(copied from the Times-Georgian, May 19, 2020)

Saturday, February 22, 2020

CCVMP, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR JO GARRETT

HONOR THEIR COURAGE - HONOR THEIR SERVICE - HONOR THEIR SACRIFICE

"Its time again to ask for your support for The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park.  Your generous support last year was outstanding and I hope we can count on you again this year.  Your donations go to the upkeep and improvements to keep your park looking beautiful.  Business dues are $25.00 to $35.00 or whatever you would like to donate.  Thank you for caring.  We could not do it without your help.

Make all checks payable to CCVMP and 

Return to Membership Chair, Jo Garrett, 35 Garrett Road, Carrollton, GA 30117-6642

Please include:  Your name, Address, Phone # and E-Mail Address

Thank you! 
Jo Garrett, Membership Chair
Cell # 770-653-4963

Monday, February 17, 2020

CCVMP MONTHLY MEETING

The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Assn. will hold its monthly membership meeting on Monday, February 24th at 6:00 PM in the Carroll County Veterans Bldg. located at 1790 Stripling Chapel Rd.  Meeting topics will include nominations for a speaker for the upcoming Memorial Day Ceremony and completing the 2020 Park Events Schedule.  Members are urged to attend and guest are welcome.  

Membership in the Association is open to any resident of Carroll County and anyone outside the county who has ties to the county.  Cost is $10\person per year.  Dues can be paid at the meeting or mailed to Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park, P. O. Box 1062, Carrollton, GA 30112.


Saturday, December 7, 2019

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA - CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, DECEMBER 14, 2019, BY: MOAA




The McIntosh Trail Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will conduct a wreath laying ceremony at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park on Newnan Road at 12 P.M.  Ceremonial wreaths will be placed at the base of the military service flags and at the POW/MIA Memorial as part of the nationwide Wreaths Across America program.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY AT THE CARROLL COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK. NOVEMBER 9, 2019



Veterans day ceremony at the Park - President Barry Gardner and special speaker Chief Warrant Officer Edward E. Harman III.