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Georgia Day Proclamation Ceremony

On February 12, 1733, General James D. Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia at Yamacraw Bluff, near present-day Savannah. This event officially began the settlement of the last thirteen British colonies in North America and marked the territory that would eventually become the State of Georgia. To promote greater awareness of this historic moment, for more than 25 years, Georgia Military College has proudly hosted a formal ceremony for the Governor to sign the Georgia Day Proclamation. This year’s ceremony took place on Tuesday, February 12th in the North Wing of the Capitol Rotunda in Atlanta. Participating in this official ceremony with Governor Perdue were MG Peter Boylan, President of Georgia Military College; the GMC eighth grade class; the GMC High School Marching Band; the GMC Junior College Color Guard; the GMC Junior College Regimental Commander, and Regimental Staff of the 129th Corps of Cadets.