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Honoring Military Veterans

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In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Cobb In Focus wants to make you aware of a few events and other news items related to local military service members and those who assist our service members.

Barry Munday
Barry Munday

Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Honored
G.I. Jobs magazine has named Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday, who retired in September, as a national 2021 Veteran Champion of the Year in Higher Education. This award honors the key players at colleges across the country who are passionate about helping student veterans excel.

Throughout his years of service at Chattahoochee Tech, Munday worked diligently to ensure the success of hundreds of students who are veterans or military family members. He created the first veteran services operation in the college, which was one of the first in the Technical College System of Georgia. He also initiated a network of veteran services and support agencies, which includes over 30 organizations in North Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area. This network helps Chattahoochee Tech veteran students and their families have access to an array of benefit providers in addition to the college’s internal services and resources.

“We are proud of his contributions to our college community, not only to the veterans’ and families’ educational and career success, but to our campus community as a whole,” said Chattahoochee Tech Director of Counseling Cheri Mattox-Carroll. “His generosity, service, comprehensive knowledge, and commitment to excellence is to be commended.”

Veterans Memorial 5K Run
On November 13 in Marietta Square, join your fellow runners for a special race day, presented by American Legion Post 29. All proceeds will support American Legion charities to benefit Veterans and their families in Georgia.

For registration information and start times, visit https://www.active.com/marietta-ga/running/distance-running-races/veterans-memorial-5k-run-2021.

An Event to Honor Women Veterans
Honor America’s female heroes on November 6 at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. The U.S. Veterans Affairs, Georgia Department of Veteran Services, and Cobb County Government invite you to a special celebration.

Four female veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will share their experiences and memories. The event is free, but registration is required.

Thank Those Who Served
Also on November 6, the United Military Care organization is holding a special event at East Cobb Park in Marietta where, among other activities, guests have the opportunity to give thanks to those who served, shake the hands of veterans, listen to live music, learn about American military history, and take photos of an actual World War II Jeep. Learn more at unitedmilitarycare.org.

11/11 Veteran’s Day Ceremonies

Join the Cobb County community in honoring United States military veterans. Check your municipality’s website for event updates.

  • Acworth: Veterans Day Ceremony, 2-3 p.m., Cauble Park, acworth.org
  • Kennesaw: Veterans Luncheon, 12 p.m., Ben Robertson Community Center, kennesaw-ga.gov
  • Marietta: Veterans Day Parade, 10:45 a.m., Roswell Street Baptist Church to Marietta Square, mariettaga.gov
  • Powder Springs: Veterans Memorial, 12 p.m., Powder Springs Library, cityofpowderspring.org
  • Smyrna: Veterans Day Ceremony, 12 p.m., City Hall, smyrnaga.gov
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