Victory Drive historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Victory Drive historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Muscogee County
Memorials--Georgia--Columbus
United States--Armed Forces--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, Muscogee County, Columbus, 32.46098, -84.98771
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: 3662 Victory Drive at/opposite Marathon Drive, Columbus
Text of marker: "VICTORY DRIVE. On August 15, 1945, celebrating the surrender of Japan which ended World War II, the Muscogee County Commission unanimously voted to rename the boulevard extending from Columbus to Fort Benning as Victory Drive. Commissioner L.R. Aldridge stated, "No time could be more appropriate than the day following the night when we know victory is ours." Ft. Benning Commanding General William H. Hobson responded to the gesture: "We believe that so designating the highway as 'Victory Drive' will be long-lived testimonial to the men and women of Georgia, and the men and women who have trained at Fort Benning during World War II, for their contributions to Victory." ERECTED BY THE HISTORIC CHATTAHOOCHEE COMMISSION AND THE VICTORY COALITION 2008"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_victory-drive
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_victory-drive
Rights Holder:
Copyright held by David Seibert. Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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