SATURDAY – OCTOBER 28, 2017 @ 1:30 PM – SHOULD INCLEMENT WEATHER HINDER THE SCHEDULE DURING THE MEMORIAL DEDICATION/VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION, WE WILL POST TIME/DATE CHANGES !!!
A Memorial Dedication is scheduled for Saturday – October 28, 2017 at 1:30pm to honor local war hero and Army Veteran- “Mike Ward” of Nicholson Georgia. Due to this event being so close to Veterans Day, it seems fitting to combine with Veterans Day Celebration… We believe the two events (Mike Ward Memorial Dedication and Veterans Day Celebration) are both honoring our Veterans and do not want either event to overshadow a day that is always important to the citizens of Nicholson.
***PLEASE NOTE, IF INCLEMENT WEATHER DOES NOT PERMIT ON SATURDAY THE EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED*** ***DATE TO BE DETERMINED*** for more information call 706-757-3408.
Mr. Randy Fleeman was the person in charge of the concept, overall design, creation and dedication of the monument for the Confederate Soldiers of Nicholson two years ago in front of Nicholson Community Center. Mr. Fleeman approached the City requesting the opportunity and ground space to erect and dedicate another Memorial, this time to Mike Ward, who was killed in Washington State on August 11, 2004 while delivering supplies to smoke jumpers. According to Mr. Fleeman “Mike was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star and two Distinguished Flying Crosses, all for bravery beyond the call of duty.” He also said that Mike got all of his medals for saving lives, not taking lives while serving in Vietnam.
We are thankful for men like Mike Ward who laid his life down for others, which the Bible states “there is no greater love than this”! But we would like to thank Mr. Fleeman for bringing Mr. Wards memory and honorable courage to the attention of the community in which Mr. Ward called home.
The City of Nicholson is proud and honored to be a part of this Memorial Dedication honoring Mike Ward!