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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.
COVID-19 screening was completed for all residents and employees in the Wood Building of the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville earlier this week.
All GDVS offices, including our field offices, nursing homes, and cemeteries, will suspend in person meetings, effective immediately. Offices remain open for business, but veterans must call or email their local office for assistance.
Following guidance issued by Governor Kemp, the GDVS has suspended visitation at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta and the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville.
As a precautionary measure due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the GDVS will temporarily suspend usage of the Committal Shelter for funeral services at both state veterans cemeteries.
The health and safety of Georgia’s veterans is of the utmost importance to us.
As a precautionary measure due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), following guidance from the CDC and the State of Georgia, the GDVS will postpone all upcoming Korean and Vietnam Certificate of Honor ceremonies.
Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby recently appointed Mark Bannister as the department’s new Assistant Commissioner for Administration, Health and Memorials.
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby has appointed 30-year Army veteran Kerry Dyer as the department’s new Director of Operations.
After serving seven years as a Veteran Appeals Officer, including two as Assistant Director, Shelly-Ann Simpson was recently promoted to serve as the Director of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service Appeals Division.