Friday, September 19, 2014


On September 12th, 2014, Dr. Amber Smallwood Ph. D (UWG Associate Dean, College of Social Sciences), Dr. Brad Yates (Mass Communications Professor), and 30 student social science majors/volunteers came to the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park to catalog the Bricks which line the walkways.  Park President Don Levans and Chairman John Bassett lead a brief tour and provided some background information about the mission of the Park, membership, and how to purchase a plaque or brick.
This was part of the September 12th, 2014 second annual “Event for Impact: Serving Humanity and Doing Public Good.”  UWG students, faculty and staff were invited to dedicate the morning of Friday, September 12 to making a difference in the community.  In partnership with the Community Foundation of West Georgia the volunteer served nonprofit groups like Veterans, seniors, Children & adults experiencing poverty, and the Environment.
Levans explained about the Memorial and Veteran’s Day Programs held at the Park each year and that various other groups also had ceremonies there – all open to the public.  
He invited them to the November 8th, 2014 Veteran’s Day program at 10 A.M. which will include honoring WWII Veterans.
Pictured from the left are Catelyn Carpenter, Dalia Maisonet, and Jenee Archibald as they are recording the name and information shown on the bricks.

Different groups worked in various sections of the Park to complete the job.

All the students had an opportunity to view the Walls of Honor and think about the sacrifices many made to keep our country free.  We hope they will share what they learned with others and bring them to the programs at the Park.  All our young people need to know about our memorial park designed to honor those who served from the Revolutionary War to the current War on Terrorism.


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