October 21, 2020

WWII Veterans to be Honored in Spirit of ’45 Wall of Honor Project

(Franklin, GA) — Heard County residents will soon have the opportunity to participate in celebrating the spirit of shared sacrifice, service, and national unity of the Ordinary Heroes of America’s Greatest Generation.”

The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, has partnered with the Spirit of ’45 organization.

Members of the Spirit of ’45 coalition are inviting the public to help create a “Wall of Honor” made up of photos of the American men and women who served in uniform during World War II.

The goal of this ambitious project is to find the individual photos of the hundreds of thousands whose names appear on head stones, memorials, and in public records throughout America by creating a giant Wall of Honor that will be displayed on the National Mall on the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII in August-September 2020.

(Photo: spiritof45.org)

Heard County residents are asked to please stop by the Filing Station Museum on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm with a picture of your veteran.

Pictures in uniforms are preferred but not required. Pictures not in uniform should be from 1940 to 1945.

Other required information for photo submission include name, theatre, branch of service, and home town (with zip code.) Your photo will be scanned and returned to you. Forms will be available at the museum.

Pictures and files for participating county residents will be stored at the Heard County Historical Society after the completion of this project.

Additional opportunities to submit photos will be added at a later date.

Please visit the Spirit of ’45 website at www.spiritof45.org. Questions regarding Heard County participation can be sent to veritycompliance@gmail.com.

(Article written by Pamela Ann Lyle)

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR is one of the worlds largest and most active service organizations with nearly 180,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide. These members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.dar.org.

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