Sunday, March 20, 2011

1973 PLAQUE INSTALLED AT THE PARK

A bronze plaque honoring a special group of Veterans was cleaned and installed under a tree at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park. The inscription is as follows:
THE FREEDOM TREE
WITH THE VISION OF UNIVERSAL FREEDOM
FOR ALL MANKIND
THIS TREE IS DEDICATED
TO THE POW/MIA’S OF GEORGIA
AND ALL
PRISONERS OF WAR
AND
MISSING IN ACTION
1973
Sam Pyle said, “The small bronze plaque attached to a piece of granite was originally placed by unknown persons at a tree in the old Chandler Park on US 27 North in Carrollton, apparently in 1973. When the park was remolded several years ago, the tree was cut down and the plaque disappeared. Bill Maddox remembered the plaque being in the park and discussed it with me. I checked around and discovered the City of Carrollton had done the work in the park. I discovered the plaque stored in the former Southwire hanger at the old airport site near Lake Carroll in 2007.The hanger was being used as a maintenance area by the City of Carrollton .I explained I was with the Veterans Park and The City gave the plaque to me for the Veterans Park to use……” Our Veterans Memorial Park helps us remember and honor our Carroll County natives who paid the ultimate price to protect U.S. freedom. We must not forget those who died in past wars and reflect on the humanity of the after effects and to admire all soldiers who have the courage to risk their lives to save others. Currently we are raising funds to maintain our park and we still have plaques for Veterans and bricks for everyone that can be purchased to enhance the 19 Walls of Honor located there. White Marble Plaques for Veterans connected to Carroll County are available for $300. Brick to line the walkways only cost $50 each and you can have anyone’s name inscribed on the brick. Please contact Norris Garrett at 770-836-1111 or Violette Denney at 770-832-0671 for assistance or more information

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