The Department of Defense DPAA POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today the return of (5) five U.S. servicemen to their families for burial with full military honors and to bring closure to their loved ones.
Army Air Force, 2nd Lt William McGowan of Michigan , 391st Fighter Squadron, 316th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force Lost on 06/06/1944— Accounted for on 05/13/2019—Saint-Lo, France/WWII
Army, PFC Roger L. Woods of Ohio, CompanyI, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment,24th Infantry Division, Lost on 07/29/1950—Accounted for on 05/21/2019—Kochang, South Korea
Navy, Seaman 1st Class Edward Wasielewski of Michigan, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 05/15/2019—Pearl Harbor/WWII
Navy, Machinist Mate 2nd Class Leo Blitz and Navy, Fireman 1st Class Rudolph Blitz, twin brothers from Nebraska, USS Oklahoma, Lost on 12/07/1941—Accounted for on 05/21/2019—Pearl Harbor/ WWII
The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation’s uniform.
Thanks to the Auxiliary, we have poppies available in the Social Quarters. Donations are appreciated.
Welcome to one of our busiest weekends of the year, as we honor the fallen and remember their sacrifices.
Saturday, we hold our 5th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k Race on the Marietta Square. Various volunteers will gather between 0500 and 0700. The race starts at 0730, and will last until about 10AM. Then we set up for our Memorial Celebration at Glover Park on the Square. We’ll have distinguished speakers, a POW-MIA Honor Guard ceremony, and nearly two hours of patriotic music from the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.
Sunday we will honor our namesake, Sgt. William Horace Orr at his grave in Mars Hill cemetery. The short ceremony will begin at 2:45 PM.
Monday, the official Marietta Memorial Day event will take place at the National Cemetery. Then at 2PM, we’ll serve our annual Memorial Day lunch to all our members and their families. Grilled chicken and grilled sausage will be provided, along with sandwich buns and toppings. Members are asked to bring picnic-style sides and deserts.
The Post is planning a trip to Murphy , NC to have an afternoon of fun, gambling, and fellowship. It is open to all post members. The trip will be Thursday May 30th – we will leave the post promptly at 9AM and depart from Murphy around 4:30 pm. This is not a legion sponsored event, but an event put together by Milton Dickson. We plan on having two vans that will hold 15 people each. The cost of the trip will be approximately $15 per person to cover gas, and insurance. No smoking on the buses, but we will make stops on the road. Each participant will be given $20 in slot machine credits to play on the machines. It will be based on first come, first served.
Contact Milton Dixon 678-429-9359 for reservations.
The only way to be sure your ticket is drawn is to keep the other half of the stub.
No winner for week #35. Next game is TUESDAY.
Ticket sales close at 5:45 PM. Drawing at 6PM.
Tuesday drawings are getting crowded. PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BEFORE TUESDAY. Tickets can be purchased from any of the bartenders on duty any day of the week. We encourage you to not wait until Tuesday to purchase your tickets due to the higher volume of ticket sales. ALSO, PARKING IS GETTING SPARSE. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE ROAD. PARK IN THE LOT NEXT DOOR AND WALK OVER.
Members of the Georgia National Guard will be out in force, running our Veterans Memorial 5k Race. Many will be in Marietta. But the Guard is currently deployed in many places, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Those deployed Guardsmen will be running simultaneously with us, and we’ll have a live video feed on the Square.
If you cannot run, but would like to sponsor a Guard member, you can do so for $20. Our registration page has an Entry Type for this.