Sixteen million world war veterans wonder when wars will cease.
Found on a monument:
Erected A.D. 1949 by J.O. Varnedoe Camp No 14 U.S. W.V. and their Friends in memory of Spanish American War Veterans.
At the historic Lowndes County Courthouse:
The namesake of that camp was James Edward Oglethorpe Varnedoe (1842 – 1927), a veteran of the Spanish-American War, about whom the Valdosta Daily Times obituary said “Funeral of Valdosta’s First Citizen Today”. He was my great-grandfather Thomas Shepard Quarterman’s second cousin (and fifth cousin, but that’s a very long story).
When wars will cease?