You Say It’s Your Birthday, It’s My Birthday Too.

The 103rd anniversary of the founding of Horace Orr Post 29, Inc. is TODAY, September 29, 2022. 

Some history…

Horace Orr Post 29 was originally chartered as Blackjack Post 29 on September 29, 1919 in honor of General Blackjack Pershing. The name was permanently changed to Horace Orr Post 29 at the general membership meeting on April 26, 1922.

Post 29 is named in honor of Sgt. William Horace Orr, the first soldier from Marietta, GA killed in World War I. Horace resided at 103 McDonald Street in Marietta. He worked as a salesman for the Dixie Culbert Metal Company in Atlanta when he was drafted. Horace reported for training at Camp Gordon in Chamblee, GA on September 22, 1917 and departed for Europe on April 10, 1918. Sgt. Orr was killed in action on October 14, 1918 in the battle of Argonne Forest in France. Horace served in the Army, Company A, 325th Infantry, 82nd Division. His parents were notified of his death in December 1918. His body was returned from France on March 2, 1922. His funeral was held Sunday March 5, 1922. He is buried in the family burial ground, now part of Mars Hill Cemetery near Acworth, GA.

From the ALR

The Riders have two charities rides scheduled this fall, Saturday, Sept. 10 “Mater Sammich Run” and Saturday, Oct. 15 “Salute The Fallen”.  Please click on the link for more details under ALR Events.

https://post29marietta.org/alr-events/ 

Also, it’s membership renewal time for all ALR existing members.  Please renew online by clicking the link, https://post29marietta.org/join-the-alr/, then scroll to the bottom of the page to click on dropdown under Membership Option for Renewal. ALR is always looking for quality members that share our passion for riding and raising awareness to veteran causes.  New members can join by completing the ALR membership form at the same link.  

Wayne Hudson

ALR Post 29 Treasurer