2019 Boys State & Girls State

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

Monthly Cobb Veterans Outreach Meetings

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.

Thank you,

Mike Nichols

Veteran Outreach Program Leader

RSVP Program Leader

Cobb County Senior Services

1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 100

Marietta, GA 30064

mike.nichols@cobbcounty.org

770-528-1448

Fishing For Freedom 4.27.2019

The American Legion Department of Georgia, 5th District

Presents

FISHING FOR FREEDOM (F4F) 2019

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU!

To our Service Members/Veterans and Families

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The 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!

Bring 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: clarencesinkler57@gmail.com,

Cell: (678)389-1353.

Honoring Korean War Vets

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.

The ceremony will be Friday April 12th at 10:00AM. Deadline to submit your request for a Certificate of Honor is April 2nd. Download the flyer.

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.

Beware GA Power Scams

This is a friendly reminder that there are lots of scams out there.

Callers will often call you and say they have a crew on the way to turn off your power. Of course if you protest, they’ll offer to take a payment over the phone.

But GA POWER does not operate this way. They will never call you or show up at your door to collect.

Someone tried this scam on us this week. But we’re too smart. We get our power from Marietta Power.