WHY

The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) – Mission Statement: “The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame exists only to Honor Georgia Veterans and to Educate Georgia Youth and Citizens about real Heroes.”

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) / IRS ID # 46-2025738

– State of Georgia Recognized, Authorized, and Approved:

                Georgia Secretary of State – Approved – 20 February 2013               

                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(s) in combat for which an award(s) 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.

 

* Additional Information

* GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet

For 2020, the Eight Annual GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet is on-hold for a yet-to-be determined future date due to the restrictions pertaining to the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic.

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. Prices: Individual – $55; Table of Eight (8) – $400; Table of Ten (10) – $500. Reservations and/or Donations may be made through PayPal at: http://www.GMVHOF.org or by mailing a check to: Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 475, Pine Mountain, GA 31822 or by calling the GMVHOF Founder, U.S. Army Colonel (Ret) Paul Longgrear at 706-302-2220.

* 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 rickwhite4750@gmail.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. 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.

 

  1. GMVHOF Military 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.  

      There are four basic requirements for an applicant to be considered for this scholarship, they are:

          (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: http://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 # 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
Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 55
Whitesburg, GA 30185

OR

Donations may be made through PayPal at: http://www.GMVHOF.org.

POC

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

GMVHOF Director & Chairman of the Board, U.S. Army Colonel (Ret) Rick White at 678-427-0915 or rickwhite4750@gmail.com