The Lenten season is upon us. This is generally considered a time of sacrifice and reflection.
Would you please consider reflecting upon, and honoring your loved ones who have served this great country, by listing their name, rank and branch of service on the Plaque of Honor hanging on the left wall as you enter the Legion social quarters.
Simply ask your bartenders or servers for the “Plaque of Honor” form and fill it out. A small fee of $25.00 will enshrine your loved one for ever. Thank you for your kind consideration.
CALLING OUT ALL GVVA MEMBERS to come celebrate our ANNUAL NATIONWIDE VIETNAM VETERANS DAY: MARCH 29th !
The GEORGIA VIETNAM VETERANS ALLIANCE Chapter 1 will conduct a short Ceremony behind the American Legion Post 29 for ALL VIETNAM VETERANS ON MARCH 29th at 5p.m. Please arrive at 4:30 to proceed to the flag pole at 5p.m. to remember all those who cannot be with us and gave their all for our country!
We will have a short presentation at the Flag Pole at 5p.m. out back below the parking lot and then we plan to have a gathering inside and on the porch to thank all VIETNAM VETERAS in our area so invite your friends and family and come to the post at 4:30 or whenever you can get there.
We’d love to fellowship and come together with FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! You don not have to be a VIWETNAM VETERAN to come join us. Open to all
Thank you and see you all there MONDAY MARCH 29th at 4:30pm
Willie Lee Hendrix was born in 1896 and died in 1938 and was buried in Maloney Springs Cemetery next to his father John Henry Hendrix, 1864-1936. Willie was buried in an unmarked grave next to his father. Willie served in the US Army during World War One.
Volunteers from the Horace Orr American Legion post in Marietta have been taking care of Maloney Springs Cemetery and ordered a bronze grave marker from the Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Division. The Legion Post purchased a granite base stone from Roberts Shields Memorial Co. and volunteers placed the marker on Willie’s grave. We were unable to locate any of Willie’s relatives.
On Veterans Day 2020, members of American Legion Post 29 and SAL detachment 29 joined Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin on the town square to honor veterans. The Tumlin family donated funds to place a brick in front of the Strand Theater, saluting all who have served America.