New military monument planned for Fayette County

Fayetteville, Ga. — There is a plan to build a new military monument in Patriot Park on Redwine Road in Fayetteville, to honor the families of those who have served in all wars.

The woman behind this effort, Fayette County resident Fairy Wortham, a military wife and mother, tells WSB Radio, "we're about faith, family, and freedom.”

The black granite memorial will cost an estimated $45,000.

Worthham says "we're erecting a monument to honor all families and children of our military heroes and we're taking it back from 1821 to present - that’s 198 years. The women and children of our military have never been honored.”

Wortham is in the process of raising the money by selling bricks so local military families can have their names engraved on them. The bricks will surround the black granite “homefront families of military heroes monument.”

You can buy a brick for $100 dollars or donate to the monument fund by clicking on non-profit organization www.homefrontfamilies.org.

Wortham first presented her military monument concept to the Fayetteville city council back in February of 2018, and is currently working with local veterans groups, churches and politicians to raise the money.

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