Saturday, May 14, 2011

3 GIs Come Home!

Pictured on the left are Gordon Chandler with Larry Jennings and one of the GIs returning to the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park.

The last of the three returning GIs is being set in place using the heavy equipment moving apparatus belonging to Gordon Chandler.

Several years ago Gordon Chandler loaned the Veterans Memorial Park his three statues and they stayed at the Park until he needed them for a display at another location. Chandler designed and created these soldiers from scrap medal from the Lawler Hosiery Mill. They have traveled from California on the West Coast to Massachusetts on the East Coast and several points in between for various displays. Recently they were located in Marietta, Georgia.

The CCVMP Committee voted to purchase the statues and they will be installed in the Veteran’s Park permanently. They will be “on guard” for viewing at the Memorial Day Program on May 28th, 2011. The program will begin at 10 A.M. and will feature Dr. Keith Berry as speaker. Plaques for Veterans and bricks for everyone are available by calling 770-836-1111 or 770-832-0671.


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