The Pickens County Veteran’s Memorial

By on November 30, 2022

Inspiring a great sense of patriotism to visitors by honoring all men and women of our military and to pay tribute to veterans who fought and will continue to fight for our Country and our freedoms.

The Memorial

The Pickens County Veteran’s Memorial Park is a 501(c3) consisting of veterans and citizens with the courage and heart to embark on a journey to set in motion the construction and continuation of this park to honor and preserve those who have “signed the blank check, up to and including their lives” and “to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.” The Veteran’s Park Memorial was created through a consolidated effort of the citizens of Pickens County, GA. Each individual involved wholly appreciates ALL veterans of all conflicts in which the United States of America has participated.
Located across from Lee Newton Park in Jasper, GA, The Memorial is dedicated to all veterans who have served our country including those on active duty, a veteran does not need to be a citizen of  Pickens County to be honored at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. As more conflicts arise, there will be more veterans to be honored, making The Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park an ongoing effort.

With the design of Phase I underway, the Veteran’s Park has started on Phase II: relocating the Monument in front of the courthouse on Main Street in Jasper to the newly constructed Memorial near Lee Newton Park and to make it more inclusive by honoring all 55 service members from this county who have died in combat in all the nation’s wars. The Veteran’s Park wants the families to know they are being honored by placing the monument as the center piece of the Memorial. Phase II will also include etchings of veterans in photo-realistic uniforms from various wars on finished black granite monuments. If family members have any concerns or questions regarding the relocation of the Monument, please reach out to us at 706.253.0501 or pickensvetmemorial@gmail.com.

Bricks of Honor Program

The Bricks of honor program is offered to all past, current, and future veterans. Bricks will be placed aside the walkway to remember all who served– regular service Members of the Military, the National Guard and Reservists. Bricks may be donated in the name of a loved one or directly to a Veteran, including those who are not citizens of Pickens County. 

The Bricks of Honor include 3 lines of engraving with up to 18 characters per line in all capital letters. For a tax-deductible donation of $125 a 4×8 inch brick honoring a Veteran will be placed at the Veteran’s Memorial Park. 

Our goal is to develop a deeper appreciation and community awareness of our veterans whose names will be always remembered through the engraved bricks of honor given by those who love them. Applications for Bricks of Honor are available at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, the Community Bank of Pickens County, or our website:
www.pickensvetmemorial.com.  

Retired Flags

A Flag Box has been placed at the Veteran’s Memorial. If you wish to dispose of your flag properly, bring it to the Memorial and place it in this dignified box. To date, we have collected over 600 flags for disposal. 

Funding

The Pickens County Veteran’s Memorial is funded exclusively by your generous donations and we are currently raising funds to construct Phase II. Tax deductible donations for Bricks of Honor are $125.00. General donations are also tax deductible and very much appreciated.

Checks may be mailed to Veterans Memorial Park, PO Box 2181, Jasper, GA 30143-9998. 

For more information or to make a PayPal donation, please contact us:
by email: pickensvetmemorial@gmail.com,
by phone: 706.253.0501, on our website: 
www.pickensvetmemorial.com or find us on
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PickensVetMemPark/