Moultrie's World War II
Monument: Mr. Gene Vereen and Mr. Hinton Reeves, both World War II
decorated veterans had the idea not too long ago of having a World War II
Monument in Moultrie at the new 5 million dollar Courthouse Annex.
Mr. Vereen and Mr. Reeves, along with representitives of the Colquitt
County Commission, visited well-known sculpture W. Stanley "Sandy" Proctor
in Tallahassee, Florida. The Colquitt County Commission later
commissioned Mr. Proctor to reproduce his sculpture of his uncle, Julian
Mr. Vereen and Mr. Reeves secured permission
from Mr. Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation, to have a bronze
copy of his book placed beside the statue of Mr. Proctor - representing
World War II veterans. Mr. Brokaw graciously gave his permission.
The model, Julian Proctor, owned for many years, Proctor Motors in
Tallahassee, Florida - the Cadillac dealership. His nephew is the
sculptor, W. Stanley Proctor.
The dedication ceremony is set for 25 May 2003.
Beth Gay, DCTJ, FSA Scot
Editor-in-Chief, The Family Tree
PO Box 2828
Moultrie, GA 31776