You Say It’s Your Birthday, It’s My Birthday Too.

The 103rd anniversary of the founding of Horace Orr Post 29, Inc. is TODAY, September 29, 2022. 

Some history…

Horace Orr Post 29 was originally chartered as Blackjack Post 29 on September 29, 1919 in honor of General Blackjack Pershing. The name was permanently changed to Horace Orr Post 29 at the general membership meeting on April 26, 1922.

Post 29 is named in honor of Sgt. William Horace Orr, the first soldier from Marietta, GA killed in World War I. Horace resided at 103 McDonald Street in Marietta. He worked as a salesman for the Dixie Culbert Metal Company in Atlanta when he was drafted. Horace reported for training at Camp Gordon in Chamblee, GA on September 22, 1917 and departed for Europe on April 10, 1918. Sgt. Orr was killed in action on October 14, 1918 in the battle of Argonne Forest in France. Horace served in the Army, Company A, 325th Infantry, 82nd Division. His parents were notified of his death in December 1918. His body was returned from France on March 2, 1922. His funeral was held Sunday March 5, 1922. He is buried in the family burial ground, now part of Mars Hill Cemetery near Acworth, GA.

Guest Speaker at Monthly Meeting

Join the Legion Family Wednesday, October 5th for a special speaker on situational awareness and safety following the SAL dinner at 6pm.  Retired Atlanta PD officer will give a brief but thorough review on personal safety for both men and women. With the increase in crime and upcoming holidays you do not want to miss this opportunity. Free to attend. No tickets to download. Respective meetings will follow the special guest.

SAL Monthly Breakfast

The Sons of American Legion Squadron 29 is pleased to offer their monthly breakfast for October on the 15th.  Open to the Public!  Bring the little ones for a fun, family breakfast. This will be held at the Post located at 921 Gresham Ave NE Marietta, Ga. 30060. The hours will be 8 AM to 11 AM. Cost will be $10 per plate dine in and $12 a plate take out!

New Veterans Affairs clinic in Marietta to open next week

Sep. 20—The new U.S. Veterans Affairs specialty clinic in Marietta is set to open Monday, Sept. 26, the VA Atlanta Healthcare System confirmed.

The clinic is located at 1263 Cobb Parkway North, near the intersection with Bells Ferry Road. It will offer services including primary care, mental health, radiology, audiology, eye, dental, physical therapy, occupational therapy and prosthetics.

Initially, only the audiology, physical and occupational therapy, dental, and eye specialty clinics will be open, said Gregory Kendall, a spokesman for the Atlanta VA. The primary care and mental health services are expected to open over the next couple of months, he said.

Construction on the $15 million clinic was completed in November of last year.

The clinic will serve approximately 17,000 veterans and employ some 200 workers.

Hunter Riggall, Marietta Daily Journal, Ga. Tue, September 20, 2022 at 12:01 AM·1 min read