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.

Post 29 Birthday 9.29.2021

On Wednesday September 29th, Horace Orr Post 29 will celebrate it’s 102nd birthday.

Please join us in the Social Quarters for cake and a few surprises. We will also have a short report from our esteemed Historian.

Please plan to gather in the SQ around 5PM, and the program will begin shortly after everyone gets settled. It will be short, so that others may get to events and meetings that begin at 6PM.

Memorial Dedication 7.17.2021

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.

Memorial Day 2021

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!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Walt Cusick, Jr.


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


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