Veterans’ Day is a National Holiday honoring all veterans and commemorating those who have passed on. Originally known as “Armistice Day”, it is observed annually on November 11, the day on which the Armistice was signed at Compiegne, France in 1918 to end World War I between the Allies and Germany. As history notes, it was signed on “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” After World War II, the name was changed to “Veterans’ Day”.
This year’s Grand Marshal/Keynote Speaker will be MGen. Stayce Harris, Commanding General of the 22nd Air Force based at Dobbins. Thus far, 31 confirmed participants have signed on, including six bands, numerous veterans’ organizations, and a large and varied number of military vehicles under the auspices of the Military Vehicles Preservation Association, an annual and integral participant.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 the Parade commences promptly at 11 AM from the church parking lot; proceeds up Roswell St. to the Square, around the Square, then down Lawrence St., where participants disband in the vicinity of the Post Office. Ceremonies on the Square commence at 12:00 Noon and conclude around 1:00 PM. Chadwick will be the Master of Ceremonies. Further info may be obtained by calling or e-mailing Scott Chadwick at 404 firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Betsy Kelly in Mayor Tumlin’s office, email@example.com/770 794-5502.
Please sign up to participate and help the City of Marietta and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta honor all veterans and commemorate those who have paid the ultimate price in serving the United States of America.
In recognition of Veterans Day, the City of Kennesaw will honor the service of military members past and present with a complimentary lunch on Wednesday, November 11 from noon – 2 pm at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive.
“This luncheon has become a yearly opportunity for local service members past and present to get together, and it is our privilege to host it,” said Kennesaw City Councilman Tim Killingsworth, a former U.S. Marine. “Veterans Day is a particularly appropriate time to honor our soldiers, sailors, and airmen, but we appreciate and value the sacrifices made by our military members and their families every day.”
North Cobb American Legion Post 304 is partnering with Kennesaw city officials to host the lunch. Additional sponsors include California Dreaming Restaurant, the Run for Wounded Heroes 5K, Harry’s Farmers Market, Papa John’s Pizza, and Thrasher Coffee Co.
All veterans and active duty military are invited to attend and no identification will be required. For more information, www.kennesawparksandrec.com or call Kennesaw Parks & Recreation at (770) 422-9714.
The City of Acworth would like to say thank you to those who have faithfully served their country as well as those who are now serving. Acworth is honored to have these brave men and women living in our community and what better way to honor them than to host a Veterans Day Ceremony. Join us on Wednesday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Patriots Point at Cauble Park, home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our nation’s veterans. This year’s keynote speaker is Cobb County Commissioner, Bob Weatherford.
If you have not seen the Veterans Memorial at Patriot’s Point at Cauble Park, make sure you visit us on November 11. The service flags of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard surround the American Flag. The concrete dome structure is surrounded by a paver walkway with engraved pavers. You can still honor a veteran by purchasing Pavers. The pavers are available in 4×4 or 8×8 sizes. With the 4×4, you get 3 lines, each with up to 18 characters engraved on the pavers. The 8×8 comes with 4 lines, each with up to 18 characters engraved on it.
For more information please visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call the Acworth Parks and Recreation Office at 770-917-1234.
GEORGIA FUNERAL CARE HONORS VETERANS WITH LUNCHEON
In Honor Those Veterans who have served our GREAT Nation, Georgia Funeral Care invites all veterans in our area to attend a Veteran’s Day luncheon on November 12, 2015. The event will be held from 11:30-1:30 pm at Georgia Funeral Care, 4671 S. Main Street, Acworth. Please RSVP to either the Funeral home at 678-574-3016 or call Darrell Waits at 404-218-2906.