Our 5th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k Race and Celebration will be held Saturday May 25th, 2019. We have several events and lots of ways to be involved. Run, walk, sponsor, buy a shirt, donate, volunteer…
Georgia Boys State is a comprehensive one-week course in state and local government conducted by The American Legion Department of Georgia. Georgia Girls State is a similar but separate program, conducted by The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Georgia. Both programs are open to high school students who have completed their Junior Year.
The 2019 session of Boys State will begin May 26, 2019 and conclude June 1, 2019. Boys state will be held at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia. The 2019 session of Girls State will be June 9-14, 2019 at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.
Boys State and Girls State are Leadership Action Programs where qualified high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course. The program is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it.
Please contact your local American Legion Post or your high school Guidance Counselor for more information. Applications are now being accepted. Additional information can be found at www.dogboysstate.org and georgiagirlsstate.org
Attached is the flyer for the next Town Hall at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (Pete Wheeler Auditorium), 1670 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033 from 9-11:30 am. If you wish to attend RSVR with VHAATGVeteranTownHall@va.gov or call 404-321-6111 x205385.
The Atlanta VAMC is the parent organization for all the outpatient clinics in this area. If you don’t know what hospital your clinic belongs to, please click on this link https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?dnum=ALL&STATE=GA , then click on the clinic you use and it will tell you at the top of the page which hospital is the parent organization.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service are partnering to say “Thank You” to Korean War Veterans for their honorable military service and personal sacrifice by hosting a special medal and certificate ceremony. This event will involve the presentation of the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal and Georgia’s Korean War Veteran Certificate of Honor.
The ceremony will be Friday April 12th at 10:00AM. Deadline to submit your request for a Certificate of Honor is April 2nd. Download the flyer.
Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Korean War (June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953) is eligible to receive this certificate and peace medal lapel pin (This includes veterans with service in-country and those who were stationed elsewhere in other capacities). It is also available for veterans who participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations through the end of 1955. The Ambassador for Peace Medal began to be presented to veterans as a special memento for those American veterans who returned to Republic of Korea through the “Revisit Program.” The honor was expanded to veterans who have been unable to participate. The State’s Certificate of Honor is personalized with the Korean War veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and includes the official Korean War logo. These certificates are signed by Governor Brian Kemp and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby.