Honoring our nation’s heroes on Memorial Day
Memorial Day represents a day of national awareness and reverence, honoring Americans who died while defending the nation and its values. Augusta has several monuments and memorials throughout the city that honor service members for their bravery, sacrifice, and honor on foreign fields and homeland. Here are a few locations where citizens can show their gratitude.
U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum
1. U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum in Augusta is a permanent historical and educational institution, providing training and education to soldiers, military dependents, and the general public on all aspects of the history of the Signal Corps, the development of Fort Gordon and its vicinity, and the U.S. Army.
Spanish-American War Monument
2. A small monument to the men who fought in the Spanish-American War graces the median of Green Street in downtown Augusta. It features a bronze plaque with a representation of a Spanish-American War-era soldier superimposed over the battleship USS Maine. The Maine's sinking ignited the short conflict in which the US was victorious over the declining colonial power of Spain.
World War I Memorial
3. This World War I Memorial in the Greene Street median in downtown Augusta pays honors to veterans of The Great War. The memorial was erected in 1940 by the Richmond County Association.
Korean War Memorial
4. The Korean War Memorial is located at the intersection of Broad Street and 4th Street in downtown Augusta. The monument was dedicated on December 4, 2004. The phrases "Always Remember" and "Freedom is not Free" figure prominently on the memorial, which also features a map of Korea, an image of a Korean-era US soldier, and names of local service members who will killed or captured during the war.
See the City of Augusta's website for a listing of more Monuments and Memorials throughout Augusta.