Memorial Day will be this coming Monday. While we’re all out at the sandbar or grilling on our patios, it is important to remember the real reason we’re off that day. This holiday is in place to honor those who have given their lives for our freedom. Here are just a few ways you and your family can honor the fallen soldiers right here in Liberty County.
Warriors Walk, Photo by Kevin Larson
- Take a tour through the history of the 3rd Infantry Division at the 3rd ID Museum. Walk the more than 14,000 square foot space featuring exhibits of the origins of Camp Stewart, history of the division and notable moments and soldiers. This location is closed on Mondays, so take a trip over to the museum today for a tour!
- Midway Cemetery on Highway 17 is a historic spot to pay respect. The Midway Church and cemetery date back to 1752, during the Colonial Era. Among those buried there are Generals Daniel Stewart and James Screven, two American Generals who fought in the Revolutionary War. A monument, erected in 1915, was dedicated to these two men and stands in the center of the cemetery.
- One of the newer additions to Liberty County is the Hinesville Veterans Memorial Walk located at Bryant Commons. The paved walkway pays homage to all branches of the armed forces as it encircles a small pond. The peaceful environment lends itself well to taking some time to remember those who have fought for our freedom.
- A meaningful walk along Warriors Walk on Fort Stewart is a wonderful way to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This walkway is lined with 468 trees honoring every soldier who has lost their lives while fighting with the 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. It is a truly powerful experience.
- Fort Morris will host their annual Memorial Day Commemoration on Monday. Take a step back in time for this annual event at the historic Revolutionary War fort that once protected Sunbury from the British. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the historically dressed soldiers, demonstrations and museum!
Spend your day out not only exploring Liberty County and some of its military history but also honoring those who came before us and fought for our freedom. We are thankful every day for our military and the work they do to keep our country free. Enjoy your Memorial Day, y’all!
-Erin Johnson, Creative & Content Manager for the Liberty County CVB
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