WHY

Mission Statement:

“The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that exists solely for the purposes of:

Honoring Georgia Veterans; Educating the youth and citizens of Georgia about real Heroes; Preparing future Leaders for America through the GMVHOF ROTC Scholarship Program.”

WHO

The GMVHOF is an organization that is:

Georgia Military Veteran Focused

Not in receipt of any government financial support: No tax money from any source is sought or accepted.

Non-Profit: IRS approved 501(c)(3) (GMVHOF IRS ID Number: 46-2025738)

State of Georgia Recognized, Authorized, and Approved
Georgia Secretary of State – Approved – 20 February 2013 (GMVHOF Corporate ID Number: 13400168)

Georgia Senate – Resolution – 22 March 2013

Georgia House of Representatives – Resolution – 18 February 2015

WHAT

– A “Veteran” is one that possesses an Honorable Discharge and a DD Form 214 from the active or reserve component  

  of the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

– A “Georgia Veteran” is one that was either Born in Georgia, or Entered the military in Georgia, or Lived in Georgia for

  at least ten years.

– A Georgia Veteran, alive or deceased, may be nominated in one of the following three categories:

VALOR– Heroic action or actions in combat for which an award or awards for heroism was awarded.

ACHIEVEMENT– Significant contribution to the well-being of the military while in service. 

SERVICE– Significant contribution to the local community, state, or nation after leaving the military.

WHEN

The GMVHOF Annual Induction Ceremony & Banquet is held each year on the first Saturday in November at which time Georgia Veterans are inducted. Since 2013, 131 Georgia Veterans have been inducted.  

WHERE

The GMVHOF, with the citations and photos of 131 Georgia Veterans (to date), is located on the Plaza and Balcony Lobby levels of the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building (Twin Towers) at 2 Martin Luther King Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30034. The Floyd Building is across the street from the Georgia Capitol Building and is open Monday – Friday, 6 AM – 6 PM, closed Saturday & Sunday.   

HOW

Nomination Packets: The GMVHOF can accept Nomination Packets through COB of the last Friday in August for the Induction Ceremony to be held in November of that year. Once it has been determined that the Nomination Packets are complete, only the Cover Letters are electronically forwarded to an Independent Selection Committee (ISC). The ISC members do not know each other, never meet as group, never communicate with each other in any manner, and must not reveal the fact that they serve on the ISC. This insures a totally un-biased, un-influenced, “blind”, and fair process. All packets are automatically considered for up to three consecutive years with no additional effort required after initial submission.

Please mail Nomination Packets to:

Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame
5805 State Bridge Road, Ste G 379
Johns Creek, GA 30097

 

* GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet

For 2020, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Eight Annual GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquets and the Unveiling Ceremony were delayed. Those two ceremonies will be combined and conducted on Saturday, 3 April 2021 at 2 PM in the New Town Park Amphitheater in Johns Creek (3125 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022).

For 2021, (assuming the COVID-19 Pandemic is under control) the Ninth Annual GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet will be held in Columbus, GA on Saturday, 1 November 2021 beginning at 6 PM in the Saint Luke Ministry Center (301 11th St.). This annual event is open to the public. Banquet Prices: Individual – $55; Table of Eight (8) – $400; Table of Ten (10) – $500. For reservations, please contact the GMVHOF Induction Ceremony Event Planner, Ms. Debbie Freeman at 706-575-9173 or AngelBoy1989@Proton.com.

Banquet Payments may be made through PayPal at: www.GMVHOF.org or by mailing a check to:

Chief Financial Officer

Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 55
Whitesburg, GA 30185.

 

* GMVHOF Certificate of Honor (CoH)

All Veterans that are nominated to the GMVHOF are eligible to receive the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame Certificate of Honor. Presentation of the CoH is by request only. Requests may be made to GMVHOF Director & Chairman of the Board, U.S. Army Colonel (Ret) Rick White at 678-427-0915 or AbnRgr6870@Protonmail.com.

 

* GMVHOF JROTC Programs

The GMVHOF has forged a tremendous partnership with and support for the Georgia High School JROTC units throughout our state and as such, the following two programs are offered:

 

1. GMVHOF JROTC Medal Program

The GMVHOF JROTC “Selfless Service” Medal is awarded annually to one JROTC cadet per high school with a JROTC program. This Cadet, above all others, demonstrates a high degree of selfless service and sacrifice, placing the welfare of others before himself/herself.

 

2. GMVHOF ROTC Scholarship Program

Annually and as a minimum, the GMVHOF offers a $3,000.00 scholarship to Five Georgia High School Seniors.

More scholarships will be awarded, depending on donations received. The purpose of the GMVHOF ROTC Scholarship Program is to inspire and prepare future Leaders for America. In order to be considered for this highly competitive scholarship program and in addition to obviously high GPA and SAT scores, applicants must also meet the following four basic requirements:

          (1.) Must be enrolled in High School JROTC.

          (2.) Must be accepted into a Georgia accredited four-year college or university.

          (3.) Must be accepted into that college or university’s ROTC Program.

          (4.) Must have the intent of serving in the U.S. Military upon graduation.  

Applications for both of these JROTC programs may be found at: www.GMVHOF.org.

 

* Donations:

All donations that are received by the GMVHOF are used only to honor Veterans or to support the GMVHOF Military Scholarship Program. Donations of any amount will generate a receipt to the Donor as long as their contact information is provided. All donations are tax deductible (GMVHOF IRS ID Number: 46-2025738). Please designate if your donation is for the GMVHOF General Fund or the GMVHOF Military Scholarship Program.

Donations may be mailed to Chief Financial Officer (Please see the Whitesburg, GA mailing address above)

OR

One-time donations and/or monthly allocations may be made through PayPal at: www.GMVHOF.org.

 

POC

For additional information and / or questions go to the GMVHOF website (www.GMVHOF.org) or contact the

GMVHOF Director & Chairman of the Board, U.S. Army Colonel (Ret) Rick White at 678-427-0915 or AbnRgr6870@Protonmail.com.