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Golf Tournament – Sold Out

This September completes our 100th anniversary of the American Legion and the founding of our Horace Orr Post 29 in Marietta, Georgia. As part of this celebration, it’s our pleasure to announce the 24TH Annual Charity Golf Tournament. SIGN UP TODAY!

 24TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020    

DOGWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

AUSTELL, GA.

Fort Lauderdale format (shot gun start)

Teams and single golfers welcome

Proceeds of this event go to support our first responders and local law enforcement in their children’s programs and holiday events in Marietta, and Cobb County. Post 29 has provided over $220,000 to these worthy programs over the past 23 years.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Click these links for the Tournament Hole Sponsorship and Donation Form and the Golf Entry Form.  Entry and payment are also available on our web page, www.post29marietta.org/golf . Direct all questions or inquires to golf@post29marietta.org .

Thank you,

Walter Cusick                                   Allen M. Rosenfield

Commander                                     Tournament Chairman

Horace Orr Post 29

Some History

The American Legion’s first organizational meeting took place in Paris, France in March 1919. A caucus was held which created a temporary constitution and adopted the name The American Legion. Another organizing caucus was held in St. Louis, Missouri in May 1919, which established a constitution and proposed the permanent organization. Congress granted The American Legion a national charter in September 1919.

Horace Orr Post 29 was originally chartered as Blackjack Post 29 on September 29,1919. 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 H. 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.