GMC Joins Governor Sonny Perdue for Georgia Day
(Milledgeville, GA) February 18, 2004 – 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 nearly 20 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 Thursday, February 12th in the North Wing of the Capitol Rotunda in Atlanta, with a large crowd of GMC alumni and friends in attendance.
Participating in this official ceremony with Governor Perdue were MG Peter Boylan, President of Georgia Military College; the GMC eighth grade class; the High School Marching Band; the GMC Junior College Color Guard; two members of the GMC Junior College Drill Team; the Junior College Regimental Commander, and Regimental Staff of the 125th Corps of Cadets.