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Military college writes names of fallen

Georgia Military College in Milledgeville highlighted the sacrifices of those the nation mourns with chalk.

More than 500 students and faculty paid tribute to ten thousand people killed in the September 11th attacks and the resulting Global War on Terror.

Scribbling with a piece of chalk is a simple gesture with a complicated mission-- help those born after September 11th to comprehend its impact.

"That's our purpose for doing this project," says the prep school history department chair, Colonel Scott Seagraves. "To help them remember, not necessarily the events, but the people."

He is 17 now, but was only 4 when the planes struck the Twin Towers. Senior, Conner Deen, says the visual opened his eyes to the day's significance.

Georgia Military College remembers 9/11

Thursday marks the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In addition to remembering September 11th, 2001, Georgia Military College is also educating its students.

Come Thursday afternoon, a majority of these bricks will be covered in names.

"It's more than just names on a brick, it's an act of remembrance." That's what Scott Seagraves, Chairman of the history department at the Georgia Military College prep school says.

He says while trying to think of how the prep school should mark the 9/11 anniversary something hit him.

"It dawned on me that most of our kids, they just don't know, because they didn't experience it. Even our seniors were 5 years old at the time."

So, he thought of the bricks outside on the schools campus.

He says, "We've got all these bricks, so let's use chalk and let's just put chalk to brick and remember them that way."

Milledgeville festival merges art, health

One organization gave people the opportunity to combine their art and active sides on Saturday.

Campus Club Milledegeville hosted an art and health festival on the campus of Georgia College.

From music to fresh grown products, people of all ages were able to explore the combination of art and health there was to offer.

Kids were able to paint and make their own instruments, while parents enjoyed learning about a colorful food palette for their family.

Organizers say the festival is focused on a "holistic" approach to health.

GMC student in global shooting competition

Helen Oh is a bit of an anomaly at Georgia Military College.

She stands out not only for her marksmanship, but because she's the only pistol shooter in the gang.

"There's no team for pistols, just for rifles so I'm just shooting as an individual," Oh said.

Oh is one of 85 pistol shooters representing the U.S. in Spain next week.

She'll be taking part in the 51st International Shooting Sport Federation World Championship.

Oh says she wanted to stand out in high school, so that's when she picked up the pistol.

"I just wanted to be the first one out of all of my friends to do something like that and then I joined and everyone thought it was cool, so I kept on doing it," she said.

Oh has competed in the Junior Olympics and a national pistol competition where she came in second.

Drunk driving program coming to Georgia College


Georgia College is offering a way to teach students about drunk driving without the consequences with the "Arrive Alive" program.

Awareness group Unite's Arrive Alive Tour stopped by the Milledgeville School at 10 am Thursday morning and is stayed until 4 pm.

The program uses a simulator, video, and other resources to teach students about the dangers and possible consequences of drunk driving.

Korean War veterans honored in Milledgeville

Korea is often called 'the Forgotten War,' but for a group of veterans in Milledgeville and the South Korean government, the war is far from forgotten.


The Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Korea visited the Georgia War Veterans Home Tuesday to thank the veterans for all they did for her nation.

In appreciation, she presented them with a book called 'Korea Reborn.'

For some of the veterans, it was an emotional moment.

Korean War Veterans remember experience

58,000 Korean War veterans call Georgia home.

Some of them live at the Georgia Veterans home in Milledgeville, and they will be recognized in a ceremony by a representative from the Republic of Korea tomorrow.

The Korean War might have ended more than six decades ago, but for those that fought in it, the memories are still very real and sometimes painful.

"People might mourn and they might cry," says veteran Prather Pitts. "But there was a job that had to be done, and I was willing to do my part. "

Pitts almost made the ultimate sacrifice after surviving a nearly fatal head injury from artillery fire.

"I was hit in the head. It bent the plastic, bent the helmet, and cracked my skull."

For Willie Bailey, the Korean War it was historic in another way.