Commission approves monument for World War I
By John M. Ayers
Gilchrist County Historical Society President Charlotte Pedersen addressed the Gilchrist Commission in their Monday, June 20 meeting to present a draft drawing of the proposed World War I monument.
Pedersen was assisted by Jim Mash, Gilchrist County veteran service director. She requested the commission allow the Gilchrist Historical Society to have the World War I monument placed in the Gilchrist County Memorial Park south of the courthouse in Trenton.
Pedersen explained that World War I, from 1914-1918, was an incredibly difficult time in this country; and this monument will forever remember those veterans, who fought and served our country in this conflict. She added the Historical Society has received a quote for the monument from O.T. Davis Company to prepare the granite monument and inscribe the two sides with information identifying this war. Mrs. Pedersen explained the Historical Society would be accepting donations to pay for the $2,548 expense to complete this project.
Gilchrist County Commissioner Tommy Langford made a motion to approve the placement of the monument in the Gilchrist Memorial Park. Commissioner Sharon Langford gave a second in agreement with the motion. The board voted unanimously in favor of the motion.