US Mountain Ranger Association

Promoting fellowship & brotherhood among US Army Rangers

Lumpkin County, GA, Memorial Marker Project

The Memorial Marker program was started in 2000 with 28 markers and 6 volunteers. In 2017 the volunteers placed 789 markers utilizing 14 teams with an average of 8 to 10 volunteers on each team. Memorial Markers are rolled out one week prior to Memorial Day and taken down one week after the 4th of July, and also one week before Veteran’s Day and taken down one week after.

Each marker consists of a white cross topped with an American flag which is inserted into the ground along numerous major roads within Lumpkin County and closest to the city of Dahlonega. On the Memorial Marker is the veteran’s name, and in which war or conflict he or she served, if any.

A small number are displayed in memory of September 11, 2001 and also in recognition of December 7th 1941 and then are returned to storage.

Ordering a Marker The following information will be used to help determine the eligibility of the individual:

  • Memorial Marker Application (PDF) is used to request a Memorial Marker for a deceased Honorably Discharged veteran of the United States armed services who at some time resided in Lumpkin County.
  • A one-time donation of $75 is requested for each memorial marker, to assist in defraying the marker and flag costs. Payment may be made to by check and forwarded to:
    American Legion Post 239 Marker
    132 Legion Road
    Dahlonega, GA 30533
  • The person making the request must be a Lumpkin County tax payer
  • Presentation of official documentation of eligibility, or other evidence acceptable to the committee

Download and print the Application Form.

Donations are kindly accepted to help cover on-going expenses including marker and flag maintenance, and replacement if necessary. Valued contributions may be sent by check to:
Veterans Memorial Marker Committee
P.O. Box 245
Dahlonega, GA 30533

We are always looking for interested men and women who would like to volunteer to help with this important and most meaningful program. Maintaining a group of volunteers numbering nearly 140 with 14 team leaders is always a challenge as you may imagine. If you are interested in learning more, please contact either:

Paul Hanson
Committee Chairman
Phone: 706-429-7991

Jack Smoot
Phone: 706-867-0632

Memorial Markers