Thursday, April 22, 2010


The Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park will have a Memorial Day Program at the Park on Saturday, May 29th, 2010, at 10 A.M. The Park is located at 1050 Newnan Rd., Carrollton, GA 30116 (It is near the intersection of Hwy. 166 and Hwy. 16) The featured speaker will be Dr. John H. Burson, III, Ph.D., M.D., an otolaryngologist, president of Chattahoochee Healthcare, LLC, chairman of the Board of Directors of Tanner Health System, and is a licensed professional engineer, a retired military officer, a pilot and avid collector of vintage aircraft, the father of four, and an active community leader and volunteer. Retired from the U.S. Army Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Burson has returned for short periods of active duty and served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
The latest feature to be added to the Park is a Women's Memorial Wall which is six feet tall by 24 feet wide and is covered with military women images. Traditionally, women in the military have had to be either a nurse or a clerk. Now, we have a female four-star general and our women active-duty troops serve in all capacities. This Memorial Wall will be dedicated during the program by the Park President Norris A. Garrett.

Monday, April 12, 2010


If you want to reserve a plaque on the Wall of Honor contact Norris Garrett or any member of the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Committee. You will need a copy of your Honorable Discharge Paper. 770-836-1111

WASP June Drew visits Women's Memorial

We are fortunate to know Veteran June S. Drew, WWII Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP). She joined after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. On July 1, 2009 the President signed legislation that would award these women the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest civilian award. This is exactly the kind of service we are honoring! Violette Denney said, “It was my privilege to escort Mrs. Drew to the Veterans Park to see the Women’s Memorial when it was completed and make her picture. She was excited and complimented the committee for remembering her is such a wonderful way. She stated that she could hardly wait to show her family the beautiful park.”

There are military women pictured on both sides of the polished black
granite wall. The park is open and visitors may come and see this new
addition any time.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Billy Finley is cleaning the wall and getting ready to add the trim.

Contractor Sam Robinson with the completed Women's Memorial Wall.

The installation is complete and the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park is open! Everyone is invited to come see the newest addition to the park. This special polished black granite wall is covered with images of women veterans serving our country. It will be dedicated during the Memorial Day Ceremony on May 29. Women and men who have served their country honorably may be placed on the Walls of Honor on an individual white marble plaque showing their name and service record. For more information call 770-836-1111 or contact any member of the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Committee.