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A World Apart

 

The World War II monument is also known as “The Cracked Earth” monument. The two halves of the globe are split, representing the conflict of a world divided. The monument is lit at night, and inside are the names of all who served from Chatham county, a Purple Heart, and a WWII Victory medal.

 

Wright Square is the burial place of Tomo-Chi-Chi, the leader of the Creek Nation and died in Savannah in 1739.  His grave had been marked with a pile of stones as is the custom of his tribe.  This plaque is on a giant granite rock nearby, placed in honor of the friendship he offered James Oglethorpe and the people of Georgia.

 

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A World Apart

 

The World War II monument is also known as “The Cracked Earth” monument. The two halves of the globe are split, representing the conflict of a world divided. The monument is lit at night, and inside are the names of all who served from Chatham county, a Purple Heart, and a WWII Victory medal.

 

Wright Square is the burial place of Tomo-Chi-Chi, the leader of the Creek Nation and died in Savannah in 1739.  His grave had been marked with a pile of stones as is the custom of his tribe.  This plaque is on a giant granite rock nearby, placed in honor of the friendship he offered James Oglethorpe and the people of Georgia.

 

photoblog image Thanksgiving 2018 21 b.jpg

 

 

comments (21)

This was a fine monument, Elizabeth, very impressive.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes it was... very solemn.
  • Harry
  • USA
  • 13 Dec 2018, 02:30
an impressive monument; the maintenance men milling around add scale
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It truly is, Harry... Yes, they do, which it needed.
Great story and picture smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Rob!
Jolie représentation de la terre coupée en deux.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is unusual, and very good!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Dec 2018, 08:30
Still a poignant symbol today.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Perhaps even more so...
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Dec 2018, 08:46
Some very unusual memorials, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - I like the uniqueness... rather than just the standard obelisk.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Dec 2018, 08:50
A very symbolic representation of the conflict. It sounds like Tomo-Chi-Chi was a great help with welcoming the newcomers form overseas. Its a great shame that such trust did not apply to all the indigenous population of the US.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - it is very good!!
Well - I can only say that most indigenous people were so mistreated that when there was trust initially - it was rightly revoked.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Dec 2018, 08:56
I am very impressed with the dignity and imagination shown here
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very unique and well done!
That is a very fine monument E.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, Bill... well done.
Beautiful memorial smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is - very symbolic!
The monument is quite symbolic, isn't it - A world divided...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very much so - and even more so now - as you say!
  • Anne
  • France
  • 13 Dec 2018, 13:51
Interesting !
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It was quite unusual, and well done!
Not your usual war monument, Elizabeth. Nicely shot from this angle to include the men for scale.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No - I love it - it's so symbolic, and well done. Thank you, Beverly!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Dec 2018, 15:07
This is fascinating, thank you for providing the information.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Anne - it's very well done!
a fitting monument looking at the newspaper headlines these days, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed, and sadly you're right.
I had a friend in New York who was a Colonial Dame - she would have thought Trump was dangerously left wing smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: OMG - you've got to be joking????
An amazing monument, somebody had a very imaginative mind.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - I really love how unique this is. It stays with you.
this is a great WW II memorial Elizabeth... and the world is still divided... i like the memorial plaque for Tomo-Chi-Chi as well....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, indeed. And you're right - so symbolic. Thank you, Peter!
Colonial DAMES of America

Never heard of that group in the 40 years I have lived and worked in nearly every one of the 159 counties of Georgia, especially Savannah where I worked often from 1980 to 2000

Daughters of the Revolution

that I have heard of.

you were only 4 to 5 hrs from Athens

please know I have a guest room for friends when they are traveling
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - doesn't it seem a wonderful group!
Ah, thank you Alan! From here we moved on to my Dad's house in South Carolina...
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Dec 2018, 21:49
both markers are very tasteful

my father-in-law is still a WWII surviving veteran who's ship was sunk and he and a few others were rescued after 6 hours in the water. not many left nowadays.

gotta love your title
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Sherri - I thought so.

What an amazing bit of history you have in your own family!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 15 Dec 2018, 16:13
What a beautiful monument photographed from the right PoV!! It creates quite an impact!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It was really something to behold.

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