A large crowd attended the Veterans Day program at the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial on Monday. Speakers for the event included U.S. Sen. David Perdue, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnston, State Rep. Vernon Jones, Rockdale Commission Chair Oz Nesbitt Sr., and Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett. Brigadier General Randall V. Simmons Jr., Assistant Adjutant General, Georgia Army National Guard, was the keynote speaker and said, “I have to comment on this tremendous park. I’ve been to many events like this, and I can’t say that I’ve seen another one in the country as nice as this one. Thank you for your vision and your inspiration.” Breedlove Land Planning designed the park and is proud to support our veterans. Click here to learn more about the event.
Mike Breedlove was honored to attend an Appreciation Cook Out for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and all of those who assisted in capturing the people who vandalized and stole from the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial. In December 2017, thieves stole numerous bronze statues and plaques, causing an estimated $200,000 in damage to the memorial. Four individuals were arrested and are awaiting trial thanks to efforts by the sheriff’s department and a $5,000 reward that was offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest. Most of the bronze items have been recovered, but it is uncertain if they can be refurbished or if they will need to be replaced.
Breedlove Land Planning was chosen as the project’s lead designer in 1996 and has provided design services including conceptual design, master planning, and construction documentation. The memorial combines architectural and landscape elements to form a pedestrian park on the northwest bank of Black Shoals Lake. The project consists of approximately 25,000 square feet of disabled person’s accessible walkways and plazas, over 600 linear feet of seat walls and retaining walls, parking, sculptures, water features, lighting and site furnishings.
Please visit the Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial website for more information on recovery efforts or to make a donation.
Breedlove Principals, Mike Breedlove and Reece Parker, were pleased to attend this year’s Veterans Day ceremony at Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial. Breedlove Land Planning designed the memorial, which combines architectural and landscape elements to form a pedestrian park on the northwest bank of Black Shoals Lake. The project consists of approximately 25,000 square feet of disabled person’s accessible walkways and plazas, over 600 linear feet of seat walls and retaining walls, parking, sculptures, water features, lighting and site furnishings.
On May 26th, Michael Breedlove, FASLA, LEED AP and Reece Parker, RLA, LEED AP BD+C, assisted the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association honor fallen hero PFC Ted D. Britt, USMC. Private First Class Britt has killed in duty on March 30th, 1968 while serving in Vietnam. His courageous actions earned him a posthumous Silver Star, Purple Heart and Combat Action Ribbon. The ceremony has held at the Breedlove Land Planning designed Georgia Veterans Memorial Park and was a fitting tribute prior to Memorial Day.
Click above to view a 3-D walkthrough of the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial in Rockdale County, Georgia. The visualization was completed by the Georgia Tech College of Architecture and is based on the Master Plan of the memorial designed by Breedlove Land Planning. For more information about the memorial and how to get involved with your tax-exempt donations, visit the Georgia Veterans Memorial Park Foundation website at http://www.georgiaveteransmemorial.com
Last week Veteran’s Day was commemorated at the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial in Rockdale County. The program was highlighted by an inspiring keynote address by Command Sergeant Major Ronald T. Riling of the U.S. Army Forces Command, who recognized and honored the service of all United States Veterans. You can learn more about the Walk of Heroes, including donor opportunities, here and Breedlove Land Planning’s continued involved with this not for profit organization here.
The public is invited to a Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, 2010, at 11:00am at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This annual observance is held to thank the men and women who have served honorably in the military, during wartime or peacetime, and to memorialize the fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation. Breedlove Land Planning is proud to have designed the Fallen Heroes Memorial and would like to recognize all those who serve our country.