Independence Day is just around the corner. Here’s a snippet of our events.
The post will participate in the parade through Marietta Square. Our float needs to be in position by 0830 on the morning of July 4th. Members may ride in our float, on a first come, first aboard basis. Please note it will be a long hot day on the float.
We also serve a meal to all current members and their families. The post will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, toppings, and drinks. Members who attend should bring their current ID card, and some side dish to share. Food service will begin around 1PM on July 4th.
Welcome to one of our busiest weekends of the year, as we honor the fallen and remember their sacrifices.
Saturday, we hold our 5th Annual Veterans Memorial 5k Race on the Marietta Square. Various volunteers will gather between 0500 and 0700. The race starts at 0730, and will last until about 10AM. Then we set up for our Memorial Celebration at Glover Park on the Square. We’ll have distinguished speakers, a POW-MIA Honor Guard ceremony, and nearly two hours of patriotic music from the Georgia Symphony Orchestra.
Sunday we will honor our namesake, Sgt. William Horace Orr at his grave in Mars Hill cemetery. The short ceremony will begin at 2:45 PM.
Monday, the official Marietta Memorial Day event will take place at the National Cemetery. Then at 2PM, we’ll serve our annual Memorial Day lunch to all our members and their families. Grilled chicken and grilled sausage will be provided, along with sandwich buns and toppings. Members are asked to bring picnic-style sides and deserts.
All official activities for Veterans’ Day will be Saturday November 10th and Sunday November 11th.
Join us for the parade at 10AM Saturday. Riding on the float is for members first come, first seated. Arrive early Saturday morning.
The Veterans’ Day meal for current members (paid up ID card required) will be an Italian Feast served in the main hall upstairs at 2PM. We’ll have the pasta, sauces, meatballs, sausage, bread and salad. Bring a side or a desert to share. If you have a family recipe for something we already have, that is welcome too. Those who have said they would help cook/serve, please arrive anytime after 8AM.
Sunday , Nov 11th at 11AM on Veterans Day, the American Legion Post 29 will hold a ceremony entitled “ Bells of Peace” at our post located at 921 Gresham Ave. NE, Marietta. There will be ringing of the “Bells of Peace “ 25 times with a 5 second pause. This ceremony commemorates and celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ending of World War One. There will also be a short program. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Also Sunday Nov. 11th at 5 PM at our post there will be a flag retirement ceremony. This is also open to the public and we encourage you to bring American flags that are ready to be retired for proper disposal. This event is being coordinated by the American Legion and the POW -MIA unit of post 29.
On Monday September 3rd, we’ll be serving free lunch to members and their families. Come enjoy brisket and chicken, baked beans, and macaroni and cheese. Bring a desert or side dish to share. The Social Quarters will be open normal hours. We’ll serve food upstairs around 1PM.