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Cobb Events Honoring Military Veterans

Soldiers marching in a Veteran's Day parade.

In recognition of Veterans Day, Cobb In Focus wanted 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.

Veterans Memorial 5K
Lace up for a cause and honor America’s veteran community on November 11. The 9th Annual Veterans Memorial 5K Run is presented by American Legion Post 29. Horace Orr American Legion Post 29 of Marietta produces the event. Post 29 is one of the oldest Legion posts in America, founded Sept. 29, 1919. This event fulfills several of the group’s mandates as a veterans organization. The money raised is all distributed to honorable charities serving veterans in need in our community and state.

The 5k Run helps the Legion engage with the non-veteran community in a positive and patriotic manner, sharing its belief in Americanism, patriotism, and the importance of honoring our fallen veterans. This is a fun, family event that continues to grow each year. Spend the day at the Marietta Square, running safely, and helping to support veterans’ causes. More info: post29marietta.org.

42nd Annual Georgia Veterans Day Parade
The Georgia Veterans Day Association (GVDA) will host the 42nd Annual Georgia Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. Midtown Atlanta (Peachtree Street from 15th to 5th Street). The GVDA says There are plenty of parking options, convenient MARTA stations, and plenty of amazing restaurants to enjoy after the parade. For more information, visit georgiaveteransday.org/parade.

Thank Those Who Served
On Saturday, November 4, 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, and learn about American military history.

United Military Care’s mission is to ensure veterans of all ages, branches, and lifestyles receive the care and support necessary to live their best life. The organization provides the tools and resources to empower our veterans to live a safe, healthy, productive life through one-on-one relationships backed by a dedicated team of professionals. Learn more at unitedmilitarycare.org.

Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation Welcomes New Directors and Advisors
The Board of Directors of the Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation has elected Directors, Ron Goodbub and Kelvin King, and Advisory Council member District Attorney Flynn Broody. The new elected members are all distinguished military veterans and community leaders who will enhance and help guide the mission of building the Cobb Veterans Memorial Park next to the Cobb Civic Center. Visit the Cobb Veterans Memorial’s website at cobbvmf.com for more information on the new Memorial Park.

Cobb Senior Services Events
Cobb Senior Services is holding a number of events at its senior center locations through November 14. More info: cobbcounty.org/senior-services

Military Appreciation Luncheon
The 71st Annual ARMAC Military Appreciation Luncheon is a celebration of Cobb’s military community, recognizing the service and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform. More info: cobbchamber.org

Veteran Legal Services Clinic
In celebration of Veterans Day, The Warrior Alliance and its coalition of legal service provider partners are collaborating to support veterans, active-duty, and National Guard/Reserves with free legal advice. Event is at The Battery Atlanta. More info: thewarrioralliance.org/vlsn

Veteran’s Day Ceremonies
Join the Cobb County community in honoring United States military veterans. Event details and start times will vary by municipality. Note: Some events may be scheduled before November 11.
Acworth: acworth.org
Kennesaw: kennesaw-ga.gov
Marietta: mariettaga.gov
Powder Springs: cityofpowderspring.org
Smyrna: smyrnaga.gov

Wreaths Across America
Sponsor a wreath to be placed on a veteran’s grave this December at Marietta National Cemetery. More info: wreathsacrossamerica.org/GA0378P

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