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Georgia Historical Society to commemorate World War II rescue boat station in Thunderbolt with historical marker
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The Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a new historical marker this Friday, March 24, to the World War II Rescue Boat Station on the bluff of the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt.

Speakers will include Beth Goette, Mayor of Thunderbolt; Bill Palmer, son of the late Staff Sergeant William J. Palmer who served at the Rescue Boat Station; and Elyse Butler, Outreach Coordinator at the Georgia Historical Society.

"Special music will be provided by the Third Infantry Division Band Ensemble, and Ms. Terrie Matthews will sing the National Anthem," says a spokesperson for the Georgia Historical Society.

The Third I.D. Color Guard will post the colors and Major Jon Wilson, Garrison Chaplain for Hunter Army Airfield will make the Invocation.

The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. at Thunderbolt Marine Inc., 3124 River Drive in Thunderbolt. The public is invited to attend.