Plaque of Remembrance

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.

Vietnam Veterans Day 3.29

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

Honoring Willie

A Christmas gift for a World War One Veteran

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.

Honoring Past Commanders

Prior to Veterans Day 2020 American Legion grave markers/flag holders were placed on the local graves of Past Commanders of Post 29 Marietta. Past Commander Bill Beaudin led this effort.

These grave marker/flag holders and American flags recognize veterans who served as Commander over the last 100 years.

Following is a list of local cemeteries and the names of Past Commanders buried there.

Mountain View Park Cemetery

A L Crowe (First Commander), Paul Baker, J. Guy Roberts, Charles Plunkert, Dr Lucius Atherton, John Heck, Horace Bagwell, Charles Oliphant, Fred Thompson, J W Barmore and Charles Wester

Kennesaw Memorial Park

Albert E. McCleskey, James T. Upshaw, Herbert Barfield, Cecil M. Dudley, C. Downing Copeland, George E. Osborne, Perry L. Purcell and Dexter R. Leslie

Georgia Memorial Park

Harry D. Lynch, Charles Les Cater, Rogers A. Wheeler

Haney Grove Baptist Cemetery

James E. Carson

Marietta City Cemetery

Fred Morris Sr.

Cheatham Hill Memorial Park

Paul Leslie Howard

Rose Hill Cemetery (Austell)

James I. Chapman Sr.

St. James Episcopal Cemetery

Harold O. Schilling