Food Drive

Horace Orr Post 29 is working with United Military Care and Ameris Bank on a food drive for veterans – there is a box for collection of food products in the Social Quarters.  Attached to the box is a suggestion of food items needed.  Items that are needed for a big “Thanksgiving Breakfast” are cereal, oatmeal/grits, instant dry milk , pancake mix,  syrup, peanut butter, jelly, coffee! 

Korean War Veterans Assn.

I am the Executive Assistant to the General Raymond G. Davis Korean War Veterans Association of Atlanta. We are looking for Korean War Veterans who would be interested in joining our Chapter. We meet 6 times each year — every other month — for lunch and fellowship. We have guest speakers and great entertainment at our luncheons.

If you have anyone who would be interested in joining our group, please have them contact Stratton Frank at stratisy@bellsouth.net or Judy Fincher at jcf4037@bellsouth.net.

We hope to hear from you soon !

Cemetery Care 10.9.2021

Good morning, ALL!

It looks like we may be hosting the FINAL mow of the season this coming Saturday.  Please mark your calendars and let’s pray for good weather!

If anyone is able and willing to attend, we would definitely appreciate the help.  As always, muster will be 0800-ish and we’ll hope to be out of there as quickly as possible. 

Again, a special thanks to last month’s volunteers pictured below.

We would like to invite any and all available to help us clean up, mow, weed-wack, hedge trim, blow, and rake our Post adopted Cemetery.  As appropriately stated by Bill, “We owe it to The Veterans interned there to make sure families can visit their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice!”

If anybody can make it, please contact Jeff Garland (Garland, Jeff Jeff.Garland@amerisbank.com) so that we can get an accurate count as to who may or may not be able to assist.  We surely would appreciate the help.

Shiloh Cemetery is located at the intersection of Barrett Pkwy and Dallas Hwy.  SEE BELOW

https://goo.gl/maps/TVkFVYhtEj4nxhkX8

This should get you there.  The cemetery is behind the Subway/Dunkin Donuts on Dallas Highway, right at the corner of Hwy 120 and Barrett Pkwy.  The gate to the cemetery is between the Shell Station on the corner and the Subway which is in the strip center right next door.

Shepherd’s Men Clay Shoot

The Shepherd’s Men will host a Charity Clay Shoot at Barnsley Gardens on Friday October 8th. All proceeds go to support the SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center.

For those interested in attending the Charity Clay shoot, please visit this site.

For those wishing to volunteer at the Clay Shoot (lots of fun and great food) please enter your name on this list.

COVID Updates

Friends, let’s continue to be careful with our health. COVID cases are spiking significantly again. Although there are some reports that the current variant is less deadly, especially for those who are vaccinated, it still is a serious virus.

As we have since 2020, Post 29 will follow the emergency and health mandates enacted by our Governor, Cobb County, and the Marietta Mayor. As of today, there are no new mandates that impact our ability to remain open, or serve you. However, if this changes, our operations will change. Please stay up to date by following these posts and emails.

As a reminder, if you are sick, or have symptoms of COVID, please stay home. We can and will ask sick patrons to leave. If you become exposed to someone who has COVID, please self-quarantine until you are cleared by a negative test.

Current CDC guidelines for a positive test is to quarantine for 10 days from the date of the test, or the onset of symptoms. Current guidelines for being exposed to someone who is positive is to quarantine for 10 days from the last exposure. If you get a negative test at least 5 days after your exposure, then your quarantine may end after 7 days.

Memorial Dedication 7.17.2021

The Johns Creek Veterans Association is dedicating a plaza to Veterans of the War in Afghanistan, at the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk, on 17 July at 10:00 AM.  It’s located at New Town Park, on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek.  The guest speaker will be COL Graham White, Commander of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and son of Vietnam Vet, COL Rick White (USA Ret.).  All are invited.

Volunteers for Soldier Funeral

On July 11, 2021, local historians are having the funeral for a Fallen U.S. soldier. The remains of a Union Soldier KIA, have been found and Marietta will have a weekend celebration of his life from July 9-10 and then funeral at the Zion Baptist Church in Marietta Ga. On July 11.                                               

The funeral will begin at 3 P.M. Between 4:15 and 4:30 we will proceed to the Marietta National Cemetery down Lemon Street to Cole Street to the gate of the Marietta National Cemetery. It is the hope that we can line both sides of the streets with veterans.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Contact Brad Quinlin 21stohio@charter.net                                                        

for more information    

Independence Day

The Independence Day festivities are back! Come join Post 29 as we celebrate our Independence.

We will participate in the Marietta parade on Saturday July 3rd. To ride on our float, please coordinate with Commander Cusick, or Adjutant Al Rosenfield.

We will provide lunch for all Post 29 Legion members on Saturday July 3rd, from approximately 1-2PM, depending on when the parade ends. Current post 29 members are invited. Lunch will be served upstairs. This is not a pot luck, no outside food please.