Veterans’ Day 2019

Here’s a quick update on Veterans’ Day 2019.

The Post will participate in the Marietta/Kiwanis Veterans’ Day Parade. The parade begins at 11am on Monday November 11th. The program on the Marietta Square will begin at noon. Participants will return to the Post around 1PM. To ride in our float, contact the Commander for details.

We will serve lunch to our members at 1:30pm on Monday the 11th. Lunch will be served upstairs in the main hall. The menu will include pot roast and a soup. There will be a signup sheet in the Social Quarters to bring sides and deserts.

More details will be available in this newsletter, in the Social Quarters, and our monthly newsletter.

SAL Monthly Meeting Tonight

The SAL monthly meeting is the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm after the Queen of Hearts.  We will be meeting upstairs in the small hall. 

Your Commander and E-Board need your support as we plan,  implement activities and participate in legion activities.  We need your input into these things- so please try to participate and attend our meetings.

SQ Bingo – Monday 10.28.2019

We are experimenting with Bar Bingo in the Social Quarters. We are trying to host this most Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00. This is not a traditional paid Bingo game with cash prizes, and it’s not open to the public. But for our members, we make it fun, and we do have prizes we think you’ll like. If members like this, we’ll expand it and make it a regular thing.

Cobb Ceremony for Korean Vets

Honoring Our Korean War Veterans

A Certificate of Honor & Peace Medal Ceremony

Hosted by the

Cobb County Board of Commissioners

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta

Georgia Department of Veterans Service

on

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 2:00 P.M.

at the

Cobb County Civic Center

548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta, 30060

DOWNLOAD THE FLYER TO ATTEND

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service are partnering to say “Thank You” to Korean War Veterans for their honorable military service and personal sacrifice by hosting a special medal and certificate ceremony. This event will involve the presentation of the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal and Georgia’s Korean War Veteran Certificate of Honor. Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Korean War (June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953) is eligible to receive this certificate and peace medal lapel pin (This includes veterans with service in-country and those who were stationed elsewhere in other capacities).  It is also available for veterans who participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations through the end of 1955. The Ambassador for Peace Medal began to be presented to veterans as a special memento for those American veterans who returned to Republic of Korea through the “Revisit Program.” The honor was expanded to veterans who have been unable to participate.  The State’s Certificate of Honor is personalized with the Korean War veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and includes the official Korean War logo. These certificates are signed by Governor Brian Kemp and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby.

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Friday, October 11, 2019

For more information about this event call GDVS Public Information at 404-656-5933

POW MIA Update 10.18.2019

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today the return of two (2) servicemen to their families for burial with full miltary honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.

USAAF, 2nd Lt. Earl F. Ferguson, 26, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 329th Bombardment Squadron, 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force, Lost on 08/01/1943—Accounted for on 09/30/2019—Bucharest, Romania/WWII

Marine, PFC Quentin W. McCall, 22, of Union Church, Mississippi, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Lost on 11/23/1943—Accounted for on 09/27/2019—Tarawa Atoll/WWII

TOTAL TO DATE—–2

WWII——————2

KOREA—————–0

VIETNAM————–0

“You Are Not Forgotten”

Tommy Cannon
Commander
Georgia POW/MIA Honor Guard, Post 29

Beat the Heat Charity Cookoff 11.14.2019

There’s a great charity event coming up to benefit our friends at the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation.

“Bring the Heat Charity Cook Off Competition! Red White & Boots” – Thursday, November 14, 2019

                                                                                www.bringtheheatcharitycookoff.org

Hosted by the Georgia National Guard Foundation, Rotary Clubs of Cobb County and Mending Heroes, this Adult Only  Event will be held at Jim Miller Park Pavilion, 2245 Callaway Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008

                       4:30 to 9:00 PM on Thursday, November 14, 2019!                  

Twelve teams will be participating in the “chicken cook off” competition, including members from the GA ARNG, the GA ANG and the State Defense Force, Cobb Sheriff’s Office, Cobb 911, Cobb County Police & Fire, Cobb Solicitors Office, Marietta Police & Fire, Kennesaw Police and Metro Atlanta Ambulance.   

These teams are getting serious about the competition and videos are being posted on the website and social media so check it out! 

Special thanks to Springer Mountain Farms for donating the chicken for the competition!  And a big shout out of appreciation to the “celebrity cook off judges” who are confirmed for this fun event!

We are also very EXCITED to announce that TV and Movie Star, Lucas Till, star of X Games and MacGyver will be joining us as a “SPECIAL GUEST” for the evening!                                                                                              

Governor Brian Kemp and Mrs Marty Kemp have been invited and MG Tom Carden, BG Randall Simmons, BG Tom Grabowski and military leadership from the Georgia National Guard will all be on hand!  Some awesome static displays are being rolled in from our Recruiting Team and Public Safety organizations!

Music!  Put on your “dancing boots” to the live music of “Sons ’N Britches” with barbecue and fixin’s from Williamson Brothers BBQ!

We would LOVE for you to be a part of this fun event!

1. LIKE us on our Facebook Page:  Bring the Heat Cook Off

2. Share the attached invitation with ALL of your friends, colleagues, constituents, business partners, and civic organizations.

3. Invite them to Partner with us as a Sponsor!

4. BUY Tickets and get more information on our website:  www.bringtheheatcharitycookoff.org  

Come on out to CHEER on your favorite team and help us spread the word for some great causes!

Net proceeds to benefit the Georgia National Guard Foundation, the Cobb County Public Safety Foundation and the Veterans Court of Cobb County/Bravo/Victor Fund.   THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Harriet Morgan                                                                                                                

Program Manager

Georgia National Guard Foundation                                                                        

678-569-5704

harriet.h.morgan.vol@mail.mil