Post 29, the Georgia Army National Guard, and Coca-Cola.
With our facility closed, the Veterans AA Meeting is continuing online at Zoom Meeting ID 424 449 6984 at 1:00 PM Fridays. Please email email@example.com for an invitation.
The Cobb Veterans Court draws on the support of many organizations and individuals. Horace Orr Post 29, Inc., is proud to support our veterans through this important program. Read about the latest graduation in the Marietta Daily Journal.
We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for the needy families in our area. This is a cherished program of the U.S. Marine Corps.
We have donation boxes in the Social Quarters. Drop your donations in those boxes.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Post 29 has adopted the Shiloh Cemetery. Shiloh Cemetery is located near the intersection of Dallas Highway and Barrett Parkway. Shiloh is home to many veterans graves, many are quite old.
Our volunteer crew, founded by Past Commander Bill Beaudin and now organized by Jeff Garland, does a great job keeping the graves of our fallen comrades in honorable condition.
The next cleanup will be Saturday October 12th beginning at 8AM. The crew picks up trash, mows the grass, and pulls weeds. Please join us and bring a rake, shovel, mower, or other lawn tools. RSVP to Jeff Garland at Jeff.Garland @ amerisbank.com
Be sure to check out the great time these folks have doing good deeds.
The website, Eblast, and Newsletter team does our best to share all of our events with you. But the addition of a professional photographer to our team has taken our game to a new level.
Check out this short video of some of our activities in 2019.
We are getting a lot of nice press about the great works we do for the community. Here’s a great article in James magazine, courtesy of member and friend Phil Kent.
If you care for a veteran, or are looking for resources to help yourself and other veterans, consider this handy book from the DoD. It contains updated information on over a hundred national organizations dedicated to helping veterans.
The race committee for the 5th Annual Veterans Memorial 5K and Military Appreciation Celebration would like to thank the entire American Legion Post 29 family for helping host the most successful 5K and military appreciation celebration that we have ever had. We could not have been successful without the support of the entire American Legion Post 29 family.
I would like to thank Commander Walt Cusick and his e-board for the support and guidance that they provided. I really appreciate the efforts of the ALR members for their efforts at putting on a bike ride and providing motorcycles to lead our runners. The ladies auxiliary provided help at pre-pack, and pickup , registration and made a donation as well. The SAL made a wonderful donation to the race, and the SAL members really helped with the set-up and take down on race day. The American Legion members stepped up in huge way, by being volunteers; manning water stations, set up and take down, and clean-up; buying polo shirts; and being phantom runners. A special thank you to the Social Quarters staff for
their help in selling shirts, tickets and helping with the pick and pack. They are our secret weapon. Needless to say we appreciate the legion’s support of our wine tasting and the Banks and Shane concert.
Race day was a huge success with over 400 runners ( exact number still being finalized). The simulcast provided by the Army National Guard, their sponsorship and support was outstanding, – it was fun, entertaining, but also very inspirational. We cannot thank the Marietta Fire Dept. and the Marietta Police Dept. enough for providing an honor guard, a medical team and traffic control. The weather was great, and it was great to have legion members being our DJ and singing the National Anthem. The runners enjoyed to the day with many saying this is the best 5k of the year.
The Military Appreciation Celebration was awesome! From the ringing of the Bell on the Square to the POW-MIA ceremony to our speakers and the concert it was tremendous! A special thanks to Maj. Gen. Tom Carden for his remarks and to Cobb County Commission Chair and retired Marine Colonel Mike Boyce for his comments. The Georgia Symphony Orchestra was tremendous, and we appreciate them donating their time to be with us.
When you write an open letter, you sometimes leave someone out when you are trying to recap your appreciation for the help we have received. I hope this is not the case here. But the race committee truly appreciated the support from the entire legion family for your time, effort, monies, and participation in this years Veterans Memorial 5K and Military Appreciation.
The finances for the race and all of the money totals are still in the works, for we are waiting on some invoices in order to complete the accounting. I hope to have a final number by the June 6th general meeting.
In closing I would like to thank all of our sponsors who supported us again this year, for none of this would be possible without them! There are just too many to list here! Finally, Peggy Beascoehea and I would like to thank our committee members who worked very hard to help make this event successful! You guys and gals are the best!
Have a great day! Respectfully yours,
Race Committee Chairman
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…