Myrtle Hill Preservation
A subsidiary of The Rome Area Heritage Foundation, Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association is dedicated to improving and maintaining the historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Among their projects are:
Known Soldier Memorial Site at Veteran’s Plaza at Myrtle Hill Cemetery
The centerpiece of this Plaza is the tomb of America’s Known Soldier, Charles Graves, which is guarded by three 1904 water-cooled automatic machine guns. A bronze replica of a World War I “Doughboy” also enhances this inspiring site. More than 3,000 engraved bricks honor and memorialize military veterans and civilians for their service to this country in war or peace throughout all of American history.
Last Chance to Purchase Your Brick
The Myrtle Hill/Oak Hill Memorial Association is pleased to announce that a limited number of bricks are still available for Veterans Plaza. The pavers honor or memorialize persons for service to their country in war or peace time to include military service, as well as volunteer service organizations.
This is the last opportunity to purchase a brick. When all bricks have been sold, the bricks will be laid and the project will be complete. This final brick listing will be added to the permanent directory at Veteran’s Plaza. The bricks will be placed prior to the Veterans Day service on November 11, 2015.
Engraved brick pavers are $75 each. For Known Soldier Memorial questions call: 706/295-5576 or 800/444-1834
Gifts and orders need to be made payable to: MH/OH M.A.
Mail or deliver payments and order form to: 402 Civic Center Drive, Rome, GA 30161
MH/OH M.A, is a subsidiary of the Rome Area Heritage Foundation, a 501 C (3) organization
Vonn and Rosalind Gammon Memorial
A plaque was placed at the corner of Broad Street and 4th Avenue in memory of Vonn and Rosalind Gammon. Vonn played football for the University of Georgia. On October 30, 1897, Gammon suffered a severe head injury and died the next day. The Georgia Legislature was called into session and passed a bill that would put an end to the game. Gammon’s mother, Rosalind, sent an impassioned letter to Governor Atkinson asking that he veto the bill. The bill was vetoed and Mrs. Gammon became known as “the Woman Who Saved Football in Georgia.”
Winecoff Memorial Site
In honor of the Sesquicentennial of the establishment of Myrtle Hill Cemetery, a memorial was addeded to the Streetscape of Broad Street, a tribute to honor four Romans who died in the Atlanta Winecoff Hotel fire on December 7, 1946. The memorial is located at the corner of Broad Street and 6th Avenue.