The Greene County Legacy Association unveiled the new Greene County World War I Memorial during a dedication ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.
The memorial, located at 918 Rolling Meadows Road in Waynesburg, honors Greene County’s 58 hometown heroes who lost their lives during WWI, as well as the more than 1,000 other Greene County veterans who served in the war.
Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee provided the keynote address, and Major General Bruce E. Hackett, Commanding General of the 80th Training Command, provided “A Perspective of Honor and Remembrance from High Command.”
Other speakers included: Doug Wilson, WANB radio host; Glenn Toothman, president of the Greene County Legacy Association; Candice Buchanan, certified genealogist and secretary for the Greene County Legacy Association; and Murielle Le Du, a member of the Greene County Legacy Committee.
The names of the 58 fallen were read and a 21 gun salute by the Greene County Veterans Council honored them. Family members of the WWI veterans were present at the ceremony.