Jones Day's Atlanta Office sponsors rededication of the newly restored WWI memorial in Pershing Point Park
The Jones Day Atlanta Office, in partnership with the American Legion, ELV Associates, and the Midtown Alliance, held a rededication of the Pershing Point Park World War I memorial on Monday, July 28. The event commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal spoke and joined in the ribbon cutting.
Pershing Point Park, which is located next to the Atlanta Office, was named in honor of WWI hero General John Pershing in 1918. The memorial honors the fallen heroes from Fulton County, Georgia, and was originally dedicated in 1920 by the War Mother's Service Star Legion, a group of mothers, sisters, and wives of servicemen. The memorial contains the name of each soldier lost during the War.
The event and refurbishment of the memorial was organized by Jean-Paul Boulee, a partner in the Business & Tort Litigation (USA) Practice, with help from Atlanta attorneys Richard H. Deane, Jr., Jessica Casey, Scott A. Specht, Michael Stoer, and Lizanne Thomas. This team assisted in securing the support of city management, the community business association, and Pershing Point building management to plan and fund the refurbishment of the entire park as well as the memorial itself. The Jones Day Foundation also made a contribution to the refurbishment of the memorial.
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