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

Beat the Heat Charity Cookoff

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

Oratorical Contest

       KNOW ANY KIDS WHO COULD USE OVER $20,000.00  IN CASH  

                                      AND   SCHOLARSHIPS?

I’m sure many of you remember earlier this decade when Post 29 was involved in the Legion’s High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. In fact, in 2010 our contestant  won the Department Contest and proudly represented us in the National Finals in Indianapolis. Well, we’re past due to send another winner to Indy!  So once again this year we’ll participate in “A Constitutional Speech Contest,” offering youth in grades 9 through 12, traditional or home schooled, a chance to grow in poise, speaking ability, leadership skills, and a shot at serious cash and scholarships. The initial contest will be held here at Post 29 on January 18 at 2 p.m. To learn all about the contest, visit  www.legion.org, go to the bottom left, “Programs,” and click on “Oratorical.”  Then, to learn more, and the specific dates, times and locations, please contact our Oratorical Committee Chair, Roy Lantz, at 770-906-6175, or roy@roylantz.com

Vietnam War Symposium 11.2.2019

The Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association is hosting a symposium on the factual history of the Vietnam War. This important event will be held Saturday November 2nd, from 9:00am until 2:30pm at the Atlanta History Center.

Full details on the the flyer (click here to download).

Space is limited, so please REGISTER for the event by clicking on the following link: REGISTER

Cemetery Cleanup Video

Post 29 has adopted the Shiloh Cemetery. Shiloh Cemetery is located near the intersection of Dallas Highway and Barrett Parkway. Shiloh is home to many veterans graves, many are quite old.

Our volunteer crew, founded by Past Commander Bill Beaudin and now organized by Jeff Garland, does a great job keeping the graves of our fallen comrades in honorable condition.

The next cleanup will be Saturday October 12th beginning at 8AM. The crew picks up trash, mows the grass, and pulls weeds. Please join us and bring a rake, shovel, mower, or other lawn tools. RSVP to Jeff Garland at Jeff.Garland @ amerisbank.com

Be sure to check out the great time these folks have doing good deeds.

Video Proof

The website, Eblast, and Newsletter team does our best to share all of our events with you. But the addition of a professional photographer to our team has taken our game to a new level.

Check out this short video of some of our activities in 2019.

2019 Charity Golf Tournament-MONDAY

Our 23rd annual charity golf tournament will be held Monday September 16th at Dogwood Golf Club. Please arrive early; our Shotgun Start will be at 8AM.

All the details are on our website. Registration entitles you to lots of goodies, plus breakfast and lunch. All proceeds benefit the children’s charities of the Cobb and Marietta First Responders.

You may also register to play, or sponsor the event on our site or by contacting Al Rosenfield. You may send us an email at golf @ post29marietta dot org.