Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, recently received the Eli White Award from the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard of Atlanta.
This annual award has been given since 1967 and is presented to a citizen of Georgia who has shown distinguished support for the military. Banz received it during a Friday, May 2 ceremony at the Southern Museum’s special “1864” exhibition opening.
“I am incredibly grateful to have received the Eli White Award,” said Banz. “Preserving history is my job but also my passion. I am proud to demonstrate support for the military both past and present and honor its contributions and importance. Recognition by this esteemed group is a true honor.”