Friday, April 25, 2008

Georgia Remembers Korean War Veterans

The citizens of Georgia, the Republic of Korea and the American Legion fulfilled their objective on March 28th in Macon and again at Tybee Island on April 7th, with the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway dedication. Many Korean officials and citizens, and former ROK soldiers joined with State officials and Korean War veterans to honor the memory of those killed, or still missing, and pay tribute to all who served during the war in which 75,000 Georgians helped to stem the spread of Communism and slavery.

Through the efforts of State Senators John Douglas and Cecil Staton, and State Representatives John Yates and Allen Freeman, a Resolution was Columbus to Tybee Island. The principal speaker for the Macon affair was Commissioner Pete Wheeler of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service and at Tybee Island, the group heard Jack Kingston, the United States Representative from the First District.

State Commander Dale Barnett, of The American Legion, served as Master of Ceremonies at both events. In his remarks, he thanked the many individuals and groups who assisted with making the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway in Georgia a reality.

From The Georgia Legionnaire, Vol. 2, No. 4.