Historic Markers Across Georgia



Victory Drive



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: 3662 Victory Drive, Columbus
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 25.118    W 084° 56.721
  32.41863333    -84.94535
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7X8D
Victory Drive  Marker  



Text:

On August 15, 1945, celebrating the surrender of Japan which ended World War II, the Muscogee County Commission unanimously voted to rename the boulevard extending from Columbus to Fort Benning as Victory Drive. Commissioner L.R. Aldridge state, "No time could be more appropriate than the day following the night when we know victory is ours." Ft. Benning Commanding General William H. Hobson responded to the gesture: "We believe that so designating the highway as ´Victory Drive´ will be long-lived testimonial to the men and women of Georgia, and the men and women who have trained at Fort Benning during World War II, for their contributions to Victory."

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Victory Coalition 2008



 
Notes:

Dedication Date: June 14, 2008

 

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