Coronavirus Update – Post Closed (3.31.2020)

Effective immediately, Post 29 is closed until further notice.

The Executive Committee has taken this action due to the Governor’s orders last evening to contain the new virus threatening Americans. The Executive Committee is meeting this week to ensure a safe outcome for our members and our staff. Details about future meetings and events will be forthcoming.

What you can do: Please be responsible. Take care of yourselves and each other. Practice good hygiene. WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP OFTEN. We are all at risk, but those over age 60, the sick, and those under high stress are most vulnerable. AVOID CROWDS AND CLOSE CONTACT. Maintain a safe distance from others. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOU FEEL ILL. When treated quickly, most people survive. Early treatment also limits the spread. For now, we can all benefit from rest, relaxation, and good hygiene. Bad things come from panic. If you hear of a sick member, please reach out to us so we can check on them.

What will change at Horace Orr Post 29: Be sure you have access to our website (www.post29marietta.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/Americanlegion.georgiatwentynine) and this E-blast.

If you know of someone at risk, please reach out to them now, before things become stressful. If you or someone you know needs assistance, call the Post 770-427-5900 and follow the prompts to leave a message for the Service Officer.

Honoring Korean War Vets

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.