Thursday, March 22, 2012

Georgia III

Alpharetta, Ga. nearly became one of those places that proved impossible to complete my task. I had info about the location of a site and my GPS took me to that spot over and over again. There was nothing there except what might have been an old, very small park. I wondered and wondered around, asking anyone I could where the memorial might be? No one knew. This , as I have said before, is not uncommon. I went into stores, banks and finally a city admin building. No one had any idea what I was talking about.

Finally, I was directed to another desk and someone wondered if it could have been removed from the original spot (the small park) to the new Alpharetta Memorial Park?

Bingo! Once I rode out of town to the new site I found it along with a few others.

You will note that it appears to have been added to a WWII site. Four of Alpharetta's sons are listed here with space remaining for others if discovered. There is no literature or detail available. So, I do not know if there are still MIA's or if the extra spaces will be used for some other purpose.

I was glad to finally find it and I want to thank all the nice folks who tried to help. All seemed interested, but few had any real information to share. I guess that is one of the reasons I continue to seek out and record these sites.

My brothers, we are slipping from the memory of many. I guess it is always so!

The park is located at the intersection of Westside Parkway and Old Milton Parkway.


  1. I attempted to give you directions from the Alpharetta City Hall, one dark rainy night. Apparently, I sent you in the wrong direction. I am glad you did find the memorial, no thanks to me, on a nice sunny day.
    You gave me your card and said to check your site and that it "might be a while" before you got around to mentioning our small town.
    It was nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by. Your site is wonderful
    Kelly Farlow

    1. Kelly, I remember! I am so happy that you checked back and found the post. I have actually visited all fifty states now and am currently revisiting some where I have located additional memorials.

      Thanks for your help back then and for visiting now!