The Monument Commemorating the Fourth Anniversary of the Signing of the Armistice is “In memory of those of the 151st Machine Gun Battalion.”
In France, the 151st Machine Gun Battalion where soldiers came mostly from three Macon companies of the Georgia National Guard. There was much causality during the period of service.
“Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori” is inscribed at the bottom of the plaque. In English the phrase means “It is sweet and right to die for your country”. This phrase was widely understood by many people during World War I. These lines originated from a poem expressed by the Roman lyrical poet Horace’s Odes.
Designer: Captain A. Sidney Brown; Builder: Schneider Marble Co. of Americus.
1993 condition: the sculpture needs cleaning but is otherwise in good condition.
Date created: November 1922
Dimensions: 14' high 29' 9" wide
285 Spring St., Macon, GA