Friday, September 30, 2011


Here you can see sections of the Round-A-Bout have been added. This picture was made from the Veterans' Park looking down on the highway in the area where the entrance to the Park will eventually be. Grass and straw have been added, etc.

In this picture made from the Highway you can see the Bell Tower, Soldiers, and the walled corner and if you look closely you will be able to see that steps have been added in the center of the walls - I'm not sure who will be going from the highway to the park, but now they will have steps. Regardless, they look nice!
This is the best close up of the Bell Tower that I could get and get the entire tower. I backed up against a Wall of Honor and did manage to get the Bell Tower standing straight. It was hard to get good pictures in the bright sun.
Looking straight through the middle of the park from the fountain area you can see the Bell Tower in the background.
When I entered the park from the Health Department parking lot and walked toward the Walls of Honor I could hardly see the Bell Tower. I made pictures as I walked toward it from different features of the park. I guess I could have posted my pictures in reverse order but you can decide the order you want to view them and review them! Until next time, Violette

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Hugh Lee Young, a decorated World War II Veteran served as grand marshal at the Roopville, Georgia 26th Homecoming Festival and parade. Congratulation Hugh Lee! Driving the red convertible is Fred Lewis and you can tell by his smile that is is proud of the honor to be driving the grand marshal.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


These pictures were made today, Sunday, September 18, 2011, and you can see that progress is being made on the road and the walls near the road. The walls around the corner look quite nice and with landscaping it should be really pretty. The dirt area in the top picture is where the round-a-bout will be created.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


The Carrollton Evening Sertoma Club presented the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park a donation recently. Their continued support of the park is very much needed and appreciated. Pictured accepting the check is Park President Norris Garrett, on the left, from the President of the Sertoma Club Susan Greer and Larry Jennings and Walt Hollingsworth are pictured on the right.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Marcella Correa led the Ithica Elementary School Choir in a musical prelude of patriotic songs. It was amazing how well the students performed considering the short time they had to prepare.

Bill Chappell, Chairman of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, read the Proclamation honoring the innocent citizens who became victims of an “unprovoked, senseless act of terrorism.” The display in front of the podium was provided by John Bassett who is chairman of the Americanism Committee of the American Legion Post #143.

The Flag and Wreath ceremony was performed by the Carroll County Sherriff and Fire Departments Honor Guard Teams and they were accompanied by the Carrollton Police Bag Pipers.

Mimi Gentry sang the National Anthem and led the group singing of God Bless America. Post 143 Commander, Don Levans (left) and Daniel Jackson salute during the singing of the National Anthem.

Sheriff Terry Langley was one of the speakers and he reminded everyone to remember the Scripture about returning “Good for Evil” during our times of remembrance. DanielJackson, President and CEO of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, is seated on the stage listening after he introduced the speakers.

The American Legion Post 143 Honor Guard Rifle Team – Three Memorial Volleys!