The Horace Orr Post 29 of the American Legion in Marietta honors two Veterans at its monthly meeting.! Commander Walt Cusick of the American Legion Post 29 presented Congressman Barry Loudermilk from Cartersville and Fox 5 TV personality and Political Consultant Phil Kent service awards for their help, and assistance in supporting the Veterans Outreach Programs of the American Legion. Commander Cusick praised Congressman Loudermilk, a Air Force Veteran , and his staff for helping solve many problems for our veterans who were having difficulty navigating issues with the VA. Congressmen Loudermilk previously spoke at the 100th year Anniversary of the American Legion Post 29 in 2019 and was a key note speaker at Veterans Memorial 5k and Military Appreciation.
Commander Cusick noted that Phil Kent, a Post 29 member , an Army Veteran , host of the Fox 5 “Georgia Gang” , and political consultant has for years championed veterans causes both in voice and action. Phil Kent has also been an active legion member, plus a committee member of the Veterans Memorial 5k and Military Appreciation by aiding this event in promotion and advertising .
The Horace Orr Post 29 truly appreciates the service of these two outstanding individuals for their continuous service to our country, and the state of Georgia!
We are collecting new unwrapped toys to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. You may bring gifts for kids of any age, but gifts for teenagers are in short supply. We are accepting gifts through December 19th. As an added incentive, if you bring a gift to the SQ, we will give you ONE free raffle ticket for the Tuesday drawing. See your bartender to collect.
Wreaths will be placed at Marietta National Cemetery on Saturday Dec 18th and we need volunteers to help place the wreaths on grave sites. They have over 10,000 wreaths to distribute; the cemetery has over 19,000 graves but donations came up short this year so many graves will not get a wreath. There will be a ceremony at Noon followed by the wreath placements. This event will occur rain or shine. We also need about 6 pickup trucks to move the boxes of wreaths to the different sections of the cemetery. We need the trucks in the cemetery at 11AM. If you can help with a pickup truck contact Bill Beaudin 678-485-0866.If you are attending at noon to help, please park at the bank across from the cemetery or at the library on Roswell Rd. There will be SAL breakfast at Post 29 that morning from 8-11 so you can eat and then help at the cemetery.
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!
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.
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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
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.