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.
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.
Our 5th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k Race and Celebration will be held Saturday May 25th, 2019. We have several events and lots of ways to be involved. Run, walk, sponsor, buy a shirt, donate, volunteer…
Learn about all of it right here.
Georgia Boys State is a comprehensive one-week course in state and local government conducted by The American Legion Department of Georgia. Georgia Girls State is a similar but separate program, conducted by The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Georgia. Both programs are open to high school students who have completed their Junior Year.
The 2019 session of Boys State will begin May 26, 2019 and conclude June 1, 2019. Boys state will be held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia. The 2019 session of Girls State will be June 9-14, 2019 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
Boys State and Girls State are Leadership Action Programs where qualified high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it.
Please contact your local American Legion Post or your high school Guidance Counselor for more information. Applications are now being accepted. Additional information can be found at www.dogboysstate.org and georgiagirlsstate.org
Tickets are now on sale for our Concert to honor Veterans and support our Memorial 5k Race. Members may purchase tickets from Legion Race Committee members, or from any Social Quarters staff.
Friends may purchase tickets online.
The Cobb Veterans Outreach Program has 3 meetings every month, each meeting at a different Cobb Senior Center.
The East Cobb Senior Center Veterans Meeting is held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am.
East Cobb Senior Center (Next meeting is May 15th)
3332 Sandy Plains Road
Marietta, GA 30066
The Marietta Senior Center (Wellness Center) Veterans Meeting is held the 2ndWednesday of every month at 10:00 am.
Marietta Senior Wellness Center (Next meeting is May 8th)
1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30064
The Freeman Poole Senior Center Veterans Meeting is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am.
Freeman Poole Senior Center (Next meeting is May 14th)
4025 South Hurt Road
Smyrna, GA 30082
Please contact me with any comments or questions.
Veteran Outreach Program Leader
RSVP Program Leader
Cobb County Senior Services
1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30064
The MBA will hold their monthly meet & greet at Post 29 from 5-7PM on May 9th in the main hall. The Post is a member of the MBA, so Post 29 members may join the event to learn more about business networking in Marietta.
American Legion Department of Georgia, 5th District
FISHING FOR FREEDOM (F4F) 2019
WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU!
our Service Members/Veterans and Families
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Park @ Plant Wansley, Georgia Power
12 miles south of Carrollton,
Ga. on Liberty Church Road
7AM – 4:00PM
This event is for Wounded
Veterans, Veterans with War/Combat Related Injuries, Paralyzed Veterans and
Gold Star Families. Fishing tackle,
bait, lunch and drinks provided. Boats
and guides will be available. Limited
rooms will be provided on a first call basis, NLT 15 Apr, if you live more than
150 miles away. There is plenty of fish
in the lake waiting for you!
your chairs! Bring a cooler!
To register to attend, or for more
information and directions please contact:
Clarence Sinkler, Fishing for Freedom Chairman, e-mail: email@example.com,
The Community Assistance Panel for Camp Lejune will be in Atlanta on April 24th at 9AM. Location will be Room 1A/1B, 1825 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345.
For more information visit
The family of a deceased Marine is selling the van and wheelchair they used to aid his mobility. They would like to sell the items to another veteran in need. See pictures and contact information on the flyer. Post 29 posts this for informational purposes only. No warranties or guarantees.