The Johns Creek Veterans Association is dedicating a plaza to Veterans of the War in Afghanistan, at the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk, on 17 July at 10:00 AM. It’s located at New Town Park, on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek. The guest speaker will be COL Graham White, Commander of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, and son of Vietnam Vet, COL Rick White (USA Ret.). All are invited.
We base many of our events around the festivities conducted in Marietta and Cobb County. There is no parade, nor a formal Ceremony in Marietta this year. We will not have a meal at the post. We will resume participation in the parade, and will serve a meal, on Independence Day weekend. Until then, here are the events we have this Memorial Day Weekend.
I would like to invite you and your Family to join us at the Mars Hill Cemetery on Sunday May 30th at 10am, to pay our respects at the gravesite of Sgt. Horace Orr, for a ceremony to Honor our Post namesake.
We have been doing this every year, with the exception of last year. I invite you to bring your kids , grandkids the whole Family and Friends! It will be a brief event, but certainly a meaningful one. Hope to see as many of you there as possible! Thanks in advance for your support, Sgt. Orr deserves it!
We will conduct our own brief Memorial Day Celebration on Monday May 31st.
It will take place at 11am in the upper parking lot. Please take a few minutes and come join us to Honor our Great County and all the Veterans who so willingly served for us!
Please jump in the car and bring your family and spend a few minutes to help us pay our respect on this awesome Day!
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.