Friday, December 7, 2012
The ceremony in remembrance of Patrolman Herbert Daniel Johnson will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bogart First Baptist Church.
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Friday, December 7, 2012
The Bogart community will come together on Sunday, Dec. 9 to honor the memory of Patrolman Herbert Daniel Johnson with the dedication of a monument marking the 35th anniversary of his death. While directing traffic around an abandoned car on December 7, 1977, Johnson was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to The Oconee Enterprise. Janet Luke, a member of the monument committee, said the Blue Knights Georgia 7 moving memorial wall and the Honor Guard from the Athens Clarke County Police Department will participate. All are invited to attend the ceremony, which will be held at the Bogart First Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Join family, friends and fellow officers by leaving reflections on Johnson's Officer Down Memorial Page. Don’t miss …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
"We unveil this marker to honor their stubborn courage, their sacrifice, and their unyielding devotion for the land they love," said historian and author Dr. David Evans.
A monument that serves to remember the lives of George Jarrell and Jacob Klutts, two civilians from Watkinsville who died and were buried in Union camps during the Civil War, was unveiled Sunday. The Laura Rutherford Chapter No. 88 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a dedication during a Confederate Memorial Day Service in front of Eagle Tavern Museum, the location of the monument. Dr. David Evans, an historian and author, gave a presentation entitled, "When the War Came to Watkinsville." "We do this in the hope succeeding generations will remember not to forget what took place here on August 2, 1864 -- the day the war came to Watkinsville and history happened in our own back yards," he said. Descendants of the Jarrell and …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday's ceremony at Watkinsville Cemetery also honored the late Robert N. Hale, Sr., who was instrumental in marking the graves of Confederate soldiers in Oconee and surrounding counties.
The Brig. Gen. T.R.R. Cobb Camp No. 97 Sons of the Confederate Veterans on April 22, 2012 held a flagpole and monument dedication ceremony to honor Confederate soldiers buried in Oconee County. The ceremony took place at Watkinsville Cemetery, where 34 Confederate soldiers are known to be buried. Their names were read aloud and the flags were raised while Taps was played. The 18th Ga. Vol. Infantry Honor Guard posted the colors and also gave a musket salute. Also recognized was the late Robert N. Hale, Sr., who spent much of his life researching the service of those soldiers who died and ordering and installing headstones to mark their graves throughout Oconee and surrounding counties. His family was presented with a plaque in Hale's …