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During difficult times, like the current public health crisis, it is all too easy to forget to honor those who have given so much for our country.
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service has not forgotten our departed heroes and would like to remind everyone of those who may be gone but are not forgotten.
Over the last 245 years, more than a million American servicemembers have put their lives on the line for the sake of peace and freedom.
Memorial Day is a day to remember the service of 245 years of American sons and daughters who have answered the call of duty and joined our nation’s military.
Georgia’s Veterans Memorial Cemeteries in Milledgeville and Glennville will not hold their annual public Memorial Day Remembrance ceremonies this year.
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service is launching a new Employee of the Quarter program to recognize and acknowledge the outstanding efforts of GDVS staff serving Georgia’s veterans and their families.
America’s Vietnam War veterans are some of the finest examples of the American spirit and citizenship in our history.
The Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service Mike Roby was selected as the 130th inductee of the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame (GMVHOF).
GDVS offices located in buildings operated by federal or other state agencies must follow their building access policies. Veterans must call ahead and schedule an appointment before their visit to any of these offices.
Every December, Georgia’s two state veterans memorial cemeteries in Glennville and Milledgeville participate in Wreaths Across America and lay live balsam fir wreaths at the headstones of veterans interred on their grounds. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a Wreath Ceremony on Saturday, December 19th. Wreaths will still be placed at the headstones, and the wreath-laying will be expanded over a four-day period to honor our veterans while maintaining the safety of our volunteers and cemetery staff.
America is blessed to have people willing to step forward and choose to don the uniform of our nation’s armed forces. For over 245 years, since the beginning of our country in the Revolutionary War, over 41 million Americans have served in our nation’s armed forces.
With the opening of a new Georgia Department of Veterans Service office in Grovetown on Monday, November 16, veterans and families in Columbia County will soon be able to get help closer to home.