The 103rd anniversary of the founding of Horace Orr Post 29, Inc. is TODAY, September 29, 2022.
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.
Our annual Post 29 election process will begin on April 7, 2022
Our nomination process will start on April 7th and end in two weeks on Thursday, April 21st at the close of business in the social quarters. There will be a binder behind the bar in the Social Quarters (ask the bartender for the election book). Any Post 29 Legion member that wishes to run for any elected Legion office needs to enter their name under the office they wish to run for and must leave a copy of their DD-214 (proof of service) in the binder. Current officers will not be required to leave proof of service (DD-214) because we already have that on file.
Once a candidate’s eligibility has been verified, their name will be entered on the election candidate sheet on the Post bulletin board. All candidates must have current dues paid.
If only one name is listed for each office when the nominations are closed, an election will not be necessary. If an election is needed it will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022. Election day details will be determined later.
Any questions, contact Election Committee Chairman
At the general meeting on January 6th, Fifth District Commander Al Jackson presented Post 29 Junior Vice Commander George Grindstaff with recognition of his accomplishment of earning the Gold Brigade status for his outstanding efforts, recruiting over 50 new members to the Legion.
Not shown, but Junior Vice Commander Ed Bruce was awarded Silver Brigade for his membership efforts.
Wreaths will be placed at Marietta National Cemetery on Saturday Dec 18th and we need volunteers to help place the wreaths on grave sites. They have over 10,000 wreaths to distribute; the cemetery has over 19,000 graves but donations came up short this year so many graves will not get a wreath. There will be a ceremony at Noon followed by the wreath placements. This event will occur rain or shine. We also need about 6 pickup trucks to move the boxes of wreaths to the different sections of the cemetery. We need the trucks in the cemetery at 11AM. If you can help with a pickup truck contact Bill Beaudin 678-485-0866.If you are attending at noon to help, please park at the bank across from the cemetery or at the library on Roswell Rd. There will be SAL breakfast at Post 29 that morning from 8-11 so you can eat and then help at the cemetery.
The City of Marietta parade for Veterans Day will be held Thursday November 11th. The post will participate. To ride on the float, contact the Commander of your respective unit (Legion, Auxiliary, SAL, ALR). Please arrive at the post by 0800 Thursday morning. THERE IS A CHANCE OF RAIN. THE CITY OF MARIETTA WILL MAKE A CALL ON THE PARADE SOMETIME WEDNESDAY.
Following the parade, the post will serve a free lunch to our members. (The meal will be served even if the parade is cancelled.) Plan to be in the main hall upstairs around 1PM to eat (parade riders eat first). The SAL is preparing a great meal for our veterans, and Social Quarters staff will be happy to serve you on this special day. Be sure to thank them.