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In pictures: Augusta’s Heroes Overlook

A view overlooking Heroes Overlook. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News

The entrance to Heroes Overlook at Riverwalk and 10th Street is nestled between the building that houses the Morris Museum of Art and the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.

A project of the Augusta Historical Society, it honors men and women from the Augusta area who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross or the Navy Cross. Surrounding this memorial is the “Memory Walkway” with more than 900 bricks inscribed with the names of people, organizations and events, according to the Augusta Historical Society’s website.

Plaques dedicating Heroes Overlook. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News

Bricks can still be purchased and placed at the memorial.

They cost $75. It takes about 6 weeks for each brick to be inscribed and placed on the walkway, according to the website.

For more information, call Elaine Benton at (706) 737-1532 or email

Also near the site are two additional monuments. One is dedicated to firefighters and the other is for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

More than 900 bricks have been placed at the site. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
One of the markers at Heroes Overlook. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News
Monuments to firefighter and law enforcement are on the level below Heroes Overlook at Riverwalk. Charmain Z. Brackett/Augusta Good News

Charmain Z. Brackett, the publisher of Augusta Good News and Inspiring: Women of Augusta, has covered Augusta’s news for 35 years. Reach her at Sign up for the newsletter here.

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