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A worthy memorial
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The Walk of Heroes in the Georgia Veteran’s Memorial Park may be the county’s "best kept secret."

This 3-acre educational park and memorial to the major wars of the 20th century — World War I, World War II, the Korean war, the Vietnam war and the Persian Gulf wars — will not only educate future generations on the sacrifices of the men and women who have served in armed forces during conflicts, but it will also help put the county on the map and may attract the tourist dollars the county is so desperately seeking.

If you haven’t been to visit, and happen to be near Black Shoals Park in the northern part of the county. This Labor Day weekend, we recommend you stop by. The Walk’s amphitheater is still under construction — scheduled to be finished in time for Veteran's Day — but the opening arena can give visitors a taste of the experience to come.

The Georgia Veteran’s Memorial Foundation is selling pavers, or inscribed bricks, at $100 or $200, to help fund the memorial. For more information, visit or call 1-800-CONYERS.