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Chatham County World War II Memorial – Savannah, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 04.929 W 081° 05.529
17S E 491303 N 3549545
Quick Description: “A Word Apart”, the main feature of this monument is a large globe, split in half representing the conflict in Europe and in the Pacific, A Word Apart. Located on West River Street, Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 11:57:48 AM
Waymark Code: WME63T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
Views: 6

Long Description:


“A Word Apart”, the main feature of this monument is a large globe, split in half representing the conflict in Europe and in the Pacific, A Word Apart. There is a walk between the two half. The names of those that severed are listed on the inside of the two halves; there is also a Purple Heart and a World War II Victory Medal. As you enter the center section there is a plaque on the sidewalk with the following inscribed:

United States of America
1941 – 1945
Freedom from
Fear and Want
Freedom of
Speech and Religion

Off to the side of each entrance an engraved stone that reads:

Honoring all veterans of Chatham County
who gave their lives to retain
the freedom of the United States of America
and save the world from tyranny.

The memorial is lit at night and surrounded by a seating area where you can look at the features of the globe. On the back of the seating area there are medallions for the Army, Marines, Navy, Merchant Marine, Coast Guard, and the Army Air Corps.

Purple Heart World War II Victory Medal


More information: World War II memorial arrives in Savannah
Wikipedia - World War II Victory Medal
Wikipedia - Purple Heart
Date of Dedication: 11/7/2010

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Public

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
West River Street
Savannah, GA USA
31401


Commemoration: Honoring all veterans of Chatham County who gave their lives to retain the freedom of the United States of America and save the world from tyranny.

Access times: Not listed

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