Our lives have turned upside down in America with all the unrest throughout from COVID-19, violence, education, defund the police, and many more issues that we continue to battle daily.  We must be strong and try to continue on with our daily lives. 

On Friday September 11, 2020, was Patriot Day, a national day of reflection and of remembrance for every American who lost their life on September 11—and every first responder who selflessly rushed into harm’s way to save hundreds of lives. 

Pickens County Veterans Memorial members with several other veteran organizations: Marine Corps League 1280 North Georgia Mountain Detachment, American Legion Riders, Sons of American Legion, American Legion Post 149, and Disabled American Veterans, honored our fallen at the Veterans Memorial Park. The group was led by William Craig the Commandant for the Marine Detachment. 

We all expressed our appreciation to those of us with loved ones who have put their lives on the line to make these freedoms possible, this day is especially personal. This is why we share a special way to honor the brave patriot in our lives. It means more than we can express to know that this dedicated community of military supporters will stand alongside our troops—no matter what. 

We now have 827 Bricks of Honor at the Veterans Memorial Park. A reminder for those who are not aware, the Veterans Memorial is dedicated to all veterans who have served our country including those on active duty. These Bricks of Honor are sacred to the memorial and will be available so long as there is room at the memorial. 

The Bricks of Honor are honoring veterans that were or still are Pickens County citizens, including veterans throughout the United States. A veteran does not need to be a citizen of Pickens County to be honored at this Veterans Memorial Park. Bricks of Honor are reserved for those who can’t return a smile or a salute, not to mention the families and friends who have been left behind. To honor these veterans currently serving or served, a Brick of Honor may be donated in the name of a loved one or directly to a veteran. The Brick of Honor is for all regular services members of the military, National Guard, and Reservist.  

How do you donate a Brick of Honor? 

You will find applications for Bricks of Honor at the memorial as well as Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, Community Bank of Pickens County, our web site at, Contact us at 706.253.0501 or email pickensvetmemorial@gmail.comFor a $125.00-dollar donation your loved one will be honored. 

We now have Pickens County Veterans Memorial T-Shirts. You can wear the T-Shirt to remember those who served. T-shirts may be donated for a loved one or directly to a veteran for a donation of $20.00 each.  See our web site for ordering information

In addition, we have a Flag Box at the veteran’s memorial.  We have collected over 550 flags for disposal.  If you wish to dispose of your flag properly bring it to the memorial and place it in this dignified box.  The Sons and Legion Riders of the American Legion with the Boys Scouts of American will take these old flags and dispose of them by giving them their proper burial. 

PCVMP is a non-profit, tax-exempt, 501 © (3) and donations are tax deductible. For more information, cotact: Frank Leist, Treasurer, Pickens County Veterans Memorial Park, Inc. (PCVMP), Post Office Box 2181, Jasper, GA 30143-9998 or email:,  phone: 706.253.0501 web site:, Facebook: