Douglas County Georgia

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Eternal Flame - Salute to our Veterans

Douglas County Courthouse
Douglas County Courthouse 

Rick Martin
Director of Communications and Community Relations
Third Floor, Douglas County Courthouse
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.920.7303
Fax: 770.920.7445

The Eternal Flame is located in front of the Douglas County Courthouse in the Court of Honor. It exists to honor the Veterans of Douglas County who gave the Supreme Sacrifice in defense of our Country, and its inscription states that it is "dedicated to the Glory of God and to the Veterans of all Wars".

The Eternal Flame is a natural gas flame that is kept lit by an automatic ignitor. It is lit 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, and is known as the "Flame of Freedom".

At the base of the Eternal Flame are bronze plaques that list the names of Douglas County citizens who gave their lives in the defense of freedom.

Names of Douglas County Citizens Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice for Freedom

World War I
Alton Kennedy Brittain
Frank Parks Dorris
Theodore William Farmer
James Franklin Martin

World War II
Dennis Aderhold
Dennis Barfield
Donald Barrett
Gerald Bullock
Oliver Brown
Henley Camp
Francis Collins
Quinton Collins
Ralph Daniell
Edward O. Ergle
Arnold Evans
Alton Feltman
William Fowler
Velvin Holland
Leonard Hudson
Sam S. Johnston
James E. Lee
Pat McGuirk
Ralph Morris
William Morris
Milliard Price
Isaac Rainwater
Frank Tyson

James D. Bishop
Robert A. Marks
Thomas L. Parker
Herbert L. Roberts
Charlie V. Smith
Wesley F. Smith
Monroe B. Willoughby

Gene Thomas Bailey
Herbert Eugene Belcher
Leon G. Holton
Robert Gerald Hunter
Brian Edward Jay
Melvin Johnson
Thurlo McClure
Raymond Simpson
Robert Paul Tidwell
David Beavers Wood
Nathan Bedford Simmons
Johnny Delbert Swann

Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sgt. Thomas Strickland

Lance Corporal Scott "Boots" Harper
Staff Sergeant Joshua James "Josh" Bowden