18 November 2014
Sponsored by The Columbus Council
of Garden Clubs
The National Infantry Museum
The Magnolia District and the Columbus Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. in cooperation with The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. dedicated a Blue Star Memorial Marker on 18 November 2014.
|A Unit from Fort Benning provided appropriate music for this event.|
|The event was standing room only, however I took this image prior to the dedication so as to not disrupt the event.|
|The Color Guard from Fort Benning executed a flawless performance of presenting the Colors of our Country.|
|Members of the Color Guard and the Wreath Placement Crew await the start of the Dedication.|
|The Marker was accepted by Mr. Ben F. Williams, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Infantry Museum|
|"Taps" was played."|
|Mr. William M. (Bill) Hay, Coweta Falls chapter, Sons of the American Revolution concluded the Dedication with the Benediction.|
|I was able to get this posed picture after the Dedication of the U. S. Army Color Guard.|
|Members of the U. S. Naval Reserve Unit located in Columbus, Georgia placed the Wreath.|
The following pictures were taken after the Dedication on the grounds of the National Infantry Museum. Prior to each Picture is a view of the information plaque, which gives you information.
|This shows the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Blue Star Marker Chairperson - Janice Thiese on the left and the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. President Elect - Martha Price. This Marker is located on the "Walk of Honor" near the Museum|
It certainly was an interesting Dedication and also an emotional Visit to the Walk of Honor to view the Monuments and read the information plaques. If I recall correctly there are over twenty monuments in the area along with the Blue Star Memorial Marker.