The Veterans Tribute Carillon Tower
An initiative of the Georgia National Cemetery Advisory Council, the proposed Veterans Tribute Carillon Tower will be purchased from The Verdin Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. When installed in the center of the traffic circle near the Public Information Center (click here for map), the tower will stand forty feet high and house three cast bronze bells. The music, however, is broadcast through three large speakers. The carillon will be able to play up to 1,000 songs, many of which are available in multiple musical keys, arrangements, and bell voices. Ten bagpipe songs are included: “Amazing Grace,” “Going Home,” “Highland Cathedral,” “America,” “Flowers of the Forest,” and the songs of the five branches of the armed forces. “Taps” and “Volley” are, of course, also included.
The tower’s main column supports will be fabricated from 12” by 12” x ¼ inch structural steel tubing topped with an 8” by 6” x ¼ inch structural steel open-framed roof members. The overall footprint of the tower base will be approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. A bronze commemorative plaque will be installed at the base of the tower. The plaque will read as follows:
STANDS AS A
HONORING THE PAST,
SALUTING THE PRESENT,
& INSPIRING THE FUTURE
FOR ALL AMERICAN VETERANS