New Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame is seeking nominations


The newly established Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) is accepting nominations of Georgia Military Veterans for induction into the 2013 inaugural class. The Hall of Fame is designed to recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices of Georgian Veterans who have honorably served our nation in any of the armed services and who have distinguished themselves through acts of valor, achievement, or service. The induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 is November 22 in Columbus, Georgia at the DoubleTree by Hilton (5351 Sidney Simons Blvd, Columbus, GA 31904 Ph: 706-327-6868. Banquet tickets are $55 per person or $500 for a 10 person table. Banquet reservations may be made on the GMVHOF website at

Additional information about the GMVHOF and nomination packets may also be downloaded from the GMVHOF web site. Each nomination packet must be received at PO Box 475, Pine Mountain, GA 31822, no later than October 31 for the 2013 Hall of Fame Class. Nomination packets received after the deadline will be automatically considered for the 2014 Hall of Fame Class. Each nominee will be evaluated on a merit system by an independent Selection Committee. If a nominated Veteran is not selected on the first attempt, that Veteran’s packet will be considered for the following two years.

There are three categories for possible nomination; valor, achievement, or service. The valor category is based on heroic action in combat. The achievement category is for those Veterans who have made a significant contribution to the well being of the military in general. The service category is for a Veteran who has continued to serve the local community, state, or nation in an exemplary manner after leaving the military. In accordance with the Bylaws of the GMVHOF, a Georgia Military Veteran is a Veteran that was born in Georgia, or initially entered the military in Georgia, or has lived in Georgia for at least 10 years. Posthumous Veterans’ nominations are also accepted. If you know of a Georgia Veteran that qualifies in one or more of the above categories, please consider nominating him or her.

The primary objective of the Hall of Fame is to recognize some of the over 770,000 deserving Georgia Military Veterans who have contributed greatly to the well being of the United States of America while serving on Active Duty, in the Reserve Forces, or the Georgia National Guard. An additional objective is to allow this Hall of Fame to be a source of history lessons for students throughout the State.

Donations may be mailed to: Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame, PO Box 475, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. Donors can be assured that 100% of their donations will be used solely to honor these former service members.