Monument

Chad Fisher, a figurative sculptor who works primarily in bronze and marble, donated his time and artistic talent to create seven sculptures for the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument.

Six service-specific sculptures form an Honor Guard around an Eagle. The sculptures represent branches of service, time periods, and history as well as the diversity of the Armed Forces as a whole as it exists in the early 21st-century, and is likely to exist in the foreseeable future.

Bronze Eagle

The central element of the monument is a bronze eagle perched atop the globe to represent the global reach of the United States Armed Forces for both military and disaster relief operations. Since the end of World War II, no other nation has been able to match the global capabilities of America’s Armed Forces.

Army Squad Leader

Army Squad Leader

The Army Squad Leader is attired in full early 21st-century battle gear. The army is the oldest of the regular services, with an official birthdate of June 14, 1775.

Marine

The World War II Era Marine, also honors Native Americans who serve in the Armed Forces. Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian, is one of six Marines immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima during World War II.

Navy Sailor

The Navy Sailor Standing Watch also represents Black Americans who serve in the Armed Forces. Doris “Dorie” Miller, a Black American serving on the battleship West Virginia at Pearl Harbor, was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions on the fateful day.

Air Force Fighter Pilot

The Air Force Fighter Pilot represents both women and Asian Americans who serve. The Air Force was the first service to allow women to be in a “direct combat” role. Members of the WWII Japanese-American 442nd Infantry Regiment were awarded 21 Medals of Honor, 62 Distinguished Service Crosses and over 600 Silver Stars.

Coast Guard Captain

The Captain of a Coast Guard Cutter also represents Hispanic Americans who serve. Normally part of the Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard elements are routinely attached to the Navy during wartime. Only one Coastguardman, Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, has been awarded the Medal of Honor.

Minuteman

The Minuteman represents the rich tradition of the National Guard, Federal Reserves, and Merchant Marine. Technically, a Civilian Auxiliary to the Navy, the Merchant Marine operates ships for the Military Sealift Command. Merchant Mariners died at the rate of 1 in 26 during WWII – the highest rate of casualties of any service in the War.

Wall Caps

The monument was crafted to display and tell the story of our service men and women since the United States of America was birthed – about the battles and conflicts our republic has experienced over the many years since she gave birth. The various benches and wall caps reference those events in our history for our review.

Colonial America Battles & Conflicts

  • French & Indian Wars

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  • US Military Academy

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  • Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion was a 1791 uprising of farmers and distillers in western Pennsylvania in protest of a whiskey tax enacted by the federal government…

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  • Battle of Trenton

    The Battle of Trenton was a small but pivotal battle during the American Revolutionary War which took place on the morning of December 26, 1776, in Trenton, New Jersey…

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Antebellum Battles & Conflicts

  • The Battle of Chapultepec

    The Battle of Chapultepec in September 1847 was a battle between the United States Army and Marine Corps against Mexican forces holding Chapultepec in Mexico City…

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  • The Gettysburg Address

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  • US Naval Academy

    The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is a fouryear coeducational military academy located adjacent to Annapolis, Maryland. Established on October 10, 1845…

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  • Barbary Wars

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  • US Coast Guard Academy

    The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), the service academy of the United States Coast Guard was established in 1876 and is located in New London, Connecticut. It is…

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Early 20th Century Battles & Conflicts

  • WWII: The Four Chaplains

    The Four Chaplains were four US Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other military and civilian personnel as the American troop ship SS Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, during World War II…

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  • WWII: Operation Iceberg

    The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army…

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  • WWII: Operation Overlord

    Operation Overlord was the codename for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. The operation was…

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  • WWII: Pearl Harbor

    The Attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack…

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  • WWI: Battle of Cantigny

    The Battle of Cantigny, fought May 28, 1918 was the first major American battle and offensive of World War I. The US Army 1st Division, the most experienced of the five American divisions then in…

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  • Gold Star Families

    Gold Star families are the relatives of US military members who died in battle. Starting in World War I, the families of US soldiers and sailors often flew flags that had a blue star for…

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Cold War Era Battles & Conflicts

  • Cold War: Berlin Airlift

    The Berlin Blockade (Berlin Airlift) was one of the first major multinational skirmishes of the Cold War. During the multinational (American, British, French and Soviet Union) occupation of post–War G…

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  • Cold War: Berlin Wall

    In August 1961, the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) built a concrete Wall that cut off (by land) West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until…

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  • Korean War: First UN Counteroffensive

    After the successful Incheon Amphibious Landing and UN Forces attack to the Yalu River in the fall of 1950, China entered the Korean War and drove the UN Forces back deep into south Korea. In January…

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  • US Air Force Academy

    The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), established on April 1, 1954, is a military academy for officer cadets of the United States Air Force. The campus is in Colorado, immediately north of Colo…

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  • Vietnam War: Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive, officially called The General Offensive and Uprising of Tet Mau Than 1968 by North Vietnam and the Viet Cong, was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War. It was la…

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Post Cold War Battles & Conflicts

  • Operation Neptune Spear

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  • Operation Restore Hope

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  • The War in Afghanistan

    Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (2001–14) followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan of 7 October 2001. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001 on the U.S., which President George…

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  • Persian Gulf War

    The Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of…

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