Savannah WWII Memorial
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Here are photos from Saturday nights gala on Nov. 6th, 2009 to raise further funds for the memorial and the ceremony on Sunday the 7th of November 2009 itself...

 

All-in-all... should you find yourself near Savannah... you should come on into town visit us and this beautiful city and the WWII Monument on River Street... you won't be disappointed. ;)

 

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- Myself as a company commander, Able Company, U.S. 30th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 3rd Infantry Division , ca. 1941

 

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- Well Known actor James Crowell, reads FDR's "Infamous", Dec. 8th Speech

 

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- A view of the WWII Memorial

 

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- A view of the WWII Memorial

 

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- A view of the WWII Memorial

 

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- The reverse of the WWII Victory Seal

 

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- WWII Monument Memorial Themed Tableture

 

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- Chatham County's WWII Plaque of the Fallen

 

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- Chatham County's WWII Plaque of the Fallen

 

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- Fred E. Saxon and Calvin E. Saxon, U.S. 98th and 36th Infantry Division's, Memorial Brick - Best friends Grandfather and Uncle :)

 

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- L. A. Adam, U.S. 15th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, Memorial Brick

 

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- Frank C. "Tip" Simmons, U.S. Army, Memorial Brick - My Grandfather :)

 

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- Charles Ray, U.S. 79th Infantry Division, Memorial Brick

 

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- Charle F. Hearn, Sr. U.S. 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, U.S. 101st Airborne Division, Memorial Brick

 

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- Frank Kelly, U.S. Army, Memorial Brick

 

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- James T. Sapp, How Co., U.S. 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, U.S. 82nd Airborne Division, Memorial Brick

 

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- WWII Victory Seal

 

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- WWII Victory and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbons

 

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- American Defense and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbons

 

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- Chatham County's WWII Plaque of the Fallen

 

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- Chatham County's WWII Plaque of the Fallen

 

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- Myself helping Mr. William Earle find his memorial brick.

 

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- Myself with Mr. William Earle, a "Black Y Boy" of the U.S. 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, U.S. 3rd Infantry Division

 

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- Mr. William Earle's Memorial Brick

 

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- Romeo Grassi, U.S. 3rd Infantry Division, 1945

 

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- WWII Veterans of Chatham County

 

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- WWII Veterans of Chatham County

 

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- U.S. Marine Corps Band from Parris Island, South Carolina

 

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- U.S. Marine Corps Band from Parris Island, South Carolina

 

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- WWII Veterans of Chatham County, Group Photo

 

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- WWII Veterans of Chatham County, Group Photo

 

We had seating for 150 WWII veterans to attend, we ended up with over 300 :D

 

I hope you enjoy the photos :D

 

Regards,

MARNE

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Over 300 veterans! Wow, what a great turnout!!

 

I love that Memorial. It's so different. Very cool concept.

 

Thanks for posting all those. I know how time-consuming that is. I for one appreciate all your efforts.

 

You look very handsome in all your pics too. B)

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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Thank you Marion :D

 

It was truly an honor to help those men get this monument built. It was long overdue for these men and between the time we broke ground a year earlier, till the time we finished it... we'd lost ten WWII veterans that were instrumental in seeing this monument become reality. :( We owed a LOT to all ten of them... we sorely missed them when we dedicated it. However, they were right there with us that glorious day ;)

 

If you're ever in the neighborhood stop by and see it, it truly is a sight to behold. :)

 

Regards,

MARNE

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