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America’s Vietnam War veterans are some of the finest examples of the American spirit and citizenship in our history.
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.
On Friday, September 18, Americans will pause to reminisce on the service and sacrifice of the thousands of brave military service members held as prisoners of war and those who remain missing in action.
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service’s Valdosta office recently moved and will be ready to assist veterans in the Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes county area in their new office location on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS) will resume in-person visits at Veterans Field Service Offices on Monday, June 15, 2020, by appointment only. GDVS offices in VA facilities remain closed to in-person visits.
Memorial Day will look different this year for many Americans.
While we cannot be together this year to celebrate the sacrifice of 244 years of American servicemembers, we cannot forget to remember and honor their memories.
Georgia’s Veterans Memorial Cemeteries in Milledgeville and Glennville will not hold their annual public Memorial Day Remembrance ceremonies this year.