Oratorical Contest


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

Book Signing 12.7.2019

Post 29 member and all-around good guy, A.J. White has a signing for his new book.

When: December 7, 2019
Where: Zion Baptist Church
165 Lemon Street
Marietta, GA 30063
Time: 1500hrs(3pm)
Please RSVP,
I look forever to seeing all my family, friends and comrades in arm,
A.J. White, Sr., MPA
Chief of Police/CSM (Ret)
PS I plan to make a special announcement!
Thank you for accepting my invitation,
Thanks for your genuine support today and look forward to seeing you at the book Signing.

If there’s anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call,
You’re a Diamond!

Thanksgiving at the Marietta Veterans Center

Thanksgiving Celebration for Veterans and their Families

November 22, 2019

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Marietta Veterans Center

40 Dodd St. Suite 700 Marietta, GA 30060

Celebrate with other veterans as the MVC gives Thanks for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Food and refreshments will be provided and several veteran-focused service organizations will be present.

Cobb Veterans Outreach Meetings

Good Morning,  We have 4 Veterans meetings this month.  You are welcome to come to any and all.

Freeman Poole Senior Center –  2nd Tuesday of each month.  Next is November 12 at 10:00 am

            Speaker is Bernard King, Public Programs Coordinator, Cobb County Emergency Management Agency

Marietta Wellness Center (Powder Springs St.) – 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Next is November 13 at 10:00am

            Speaker is Bernard King, Public Programs Coordinator, Cobb County Emergency Management Agency

East Cobb Senior Center is 3rd Wednesday of each month. Next is November 20 at 10:00am

            Speaker is Bernard King, Public Programs Coordinator, Cobb County Emergency Management Agency

West Cobb Senior Center is Thursday, November 21 at 10:00am.

            Speaker is American Legion Post 296 Ladies Auxiliary

Mike Nichols

Veteran Outreach Program Leader

RSVP Program Leader

Cobb County Senior Services

1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 100

Marietta, GA 30064



Georgia Guard Charity Cookoff 11.14.2019

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


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