The Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial in Rockdale was named as one of the local rally sites in Georgia for the national Million Vets March on Oct. 13.
The national rally at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. is calling for veterans to gather Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to protest the closing of national memorials to the public and to veterans groups, such as Honor Flight trips for World War II veterans.
Local sites have been suggested in each state for those unable to get to D.C. In Georgia, those site include the National Infantry Museum in Columbus and the Veterans War Memorial in Cumming in addition to the Walk of Heroes, according to a WordPress blog at http://1mvetmarch.wordpress.com/rally-points/georgia/
WOH board Chairman Tommy Clack said he was not aware how the memorial was chosen but said he started receiving hundreds of calls from veterans around the state. He had tried to contact the blog organizers but had not had a response as of Thursday evening.
"It's been individuals from all over. All the way up into Dalton. Everyone said I'm coming, even if there's not a program."
Clack said at this point there is no agenda or program, but that WOH board members will be there to represent the memorial.
Clack has been scrambling to notify county officials about the possible influx of visitors and memorial organizers are preparing the grounds ahead of schedule.
Although this is short notice, this does indicate the memorial is in the public's awareness.
"Someone somewhere knows we exist," said Clack. "It's a blessing in disguise."
For more on the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial, go to http://www.walkofheroes.org/ .