Mission Statement:

“The Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame (GMVHOF) 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.”



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



– 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, Killed-In-Action 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.



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, 177 Georgia Veterans have been inducted.



The GMVHOF, with the citations and photos of 177 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.



Nomination Packets: The GMVHOF can accept Nomination Packets through COB, 31 July 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 a group, never communicate with each other in any manner, and must not reveal the fact that they serve on the ISC. This ensures 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, Inc.

5805 State Bridge Road, Ste G 379

Johns Creek, GA 30097



* GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet


For 2024, the Twelfth Annual GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet will be held in Columbus, GA on Saturday, 2
November 2024 beginning at 12 Noon in the Saint Luke Ministry Center (301 11 th 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 call or email the GMVHOF Induction Ceremony & Banquet Attendee Coordinator,
Ms. Debbie Freeman at 706-575-9173 (After 5 PM) or Debbie.Freeman77@Gmail.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, Inc.

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 Rick White4750@Gmail.com.



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 Selfless Service & Sacrifice Medal Program

The GMVHOF JROTC Selfless Service & Sacrifice 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 (Application Deadline Each Year is 15 June.)

At the end of each school year, the GMVHOF provides $4,000.00 scholarships to Georgia High School Seniors who
have been in a JROTC program. The purpose of the GMVHOF ROTC Scholarship Program is to inspire and prepare
future Leaders for America. In order to be considered, and in addition to competitive GPA and SAT scores,
applicants must also meet the following four basic requirements:

(1.) Must be a Georgia High School Graduate and have been in a Georgia JROTC program.

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

(3.) Must have been accepted into that Georgia college or university’s ROTC program or an affiliated Georgia
college or university that has an ROTC program.

(4.) Must have the intention 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 ROTC
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 ROTC Scholarship Program.

Donations may be mailed to:

Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame, Inc.

5805 State Bridge Road, Ste G-379

Johns Creek, GA 30097


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



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