Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Historic Memorials to see while you Visit Savannah

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
You will find Savannah’s tribute to the soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War in Emmet Park. A stroll along Bay Street will take you past this memorial and many others. It was dedicated in 1991.

German Memorial Fountain
At the center of Orleans square is a five foot cast iron fountain that celebrates the earliest German immigrants to the colony of Georgia. The memorial was dedicated in Savannah in 1989.

Hussars Memorial
During the Siege of Savannah, the city was defended by the Georgia Hussars. In the battle a British canon was captured and now sits in Emmet Park as a memorial to the mounted rangers that General Oglethorpe had established decades earlier to defend Savannah.

Jewish Cemetery Marker
After Savannah was established in 1733, General Oglethorpe allotted land to the Jewish immigrants who moved to the colony. A cemetery marker is located in the median of Oglethorpe Avenue showing the exact spot of this original plot.

Oglethorpe Memorial Bench
This commemorative bench was set in 1906 on Yamacraw Bluff to celebrate the exact spot General Oglethorpe landed at Savannah in 1733. It was dedicated by the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America.

Tomochichi Memorial Marker
General Oglethorpe found a loyal friend in the native Cherokee Indian Chief Tomochichi upon his arrival in 1733. The two remained friends until Tomochichi's death in 1739. The memorial plaque reads "In memory of Tom-o-chi-chi. The mica of the Yamacraws, The Companion of Oglethorpe, and the Friend and Ally of the Colony of Georgia"

Victory Drive War Memorial
In celebration of America's victory in World War I, a granite stone memorial with inscription was set in Daffin Park and a number of Palmetto Trees were planted in the center of the Victory Drive Boulevard to honor all who died in "The Great War."

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