June 20, 2010

Monument Delivered

 June 15th was an exciting day as a boom-truck rolled up beside the Old Choestoe Baptist Church Cemetery and offloaded an eagerly awaited hunk of marble. It was the arrival of the new monument for Georgia’s pioneer aviation inventor, Micajah Clark Dyer.

We are happy to say that the W.N.C. Marble & Granite Co. did a superb job of engraving the memorial and embedding the original gravestones of Clark and his wife, Morena, in the marble slab. The long overdue monument is a fitting tribute to the 1874 Union County inventor of an apparatus for navigating the air.

Dedication of the monument is planned for July 17th during the Dyer-Souther Family Reunion, which is held annually at Choestoe Baptist Church on State Highway 180 East (the Micajah Clark Dyer Parkway), Blairsville, Ga. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the dedication ceremony.

The first installment payment has been made on the monument and the next one is due on July 1st. If you wish to contribute toward the next payment, you may send your donation to the Micajah Clark Dyer Foundation, 805 Low Gap Rd., Blairsville, Ga. 30512. Since the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, contributions are tax-deductible and a receipt will be sent to you promptly.

If you make a contribution by July 10th, your name will be placed on the dedication program as a donor. The program folder will be an attractive historic document that your family can treasure in the years to come.

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