Volunteers Needed

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.

Cemetery Care 10.9.2021

Good morning, ALL!

It looks like we may be hosting the FINAL mow of the season this coming Saturday.  Please mark your calendars and let’s pray for good weather!

If anyone is able and willing to attend, we would definitely appreciate the help.  As always, muster will be 0800-ish and we’ll hope to be out of there as quickly as possible. 

Again, a special thanks to last month’s volunteers pictured below.

We would like to invite any and all available to help us clean up, mow, weed-wack, hedge trim, blow, and rake our Post adopted Cemetery.  As appropriately stated by Bill, “We owe it to The Veterans interned there to make sure families can visit their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice!”

If anybody can make it, please contact Jeff Garland (Garland, Jeff Jeff.Garland@amerisbank.com) so that we can get an accurate count as to who may or may not be able to assist.  We surely would appreciate the help.

Shiloh Cemetery is located at the intersection of Barrett Pkwy and Dallas Hwy.  SEE BELOW

https://goo.gl/maps/TVkFVYhtEj4nxhkX8

This should get you there.  The cemetery is behind the Subway/Dunkin Donuts on Dallas Highway, right at the corner of Hwy 120 and Barrett Pkwy.  The gate to the cemetery is between the Shell Station on the corner and the Subway which is in the strip center right next door.

Shepherd’s Men Clay Shoot

The Shepherd’s Men will host a Charity Clay Shoot at Barnsley Gardens on Friday October 8th. All proceeds go to support the SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center.

For those interested in attending the Charity Clay shoot, please visit this site.

For those wishing to volunteer at the Clay Shoot (lots of fun and great food) please enter your name on this list.

Volunteers for Soldier Funeral

On July 11, 2021, local historians are having the funeral for a Fallen U.S. soldier. The remains of a Union Soldier KIA, have been found and Marietta will have a weekend celebration of his life from July 9-10 and then funeral at the Zion Baptist Church in Marietta Ga. On July 11.                                               

The funeral will begin at 3 P.M. Between 4:15 and 4:30 we will proceed to the Marietta National Cemetery down Lemon Street to Cole Street to the gate of the Marietta National Cemetery. It is the hope that we can line both sides of the streets with veterans.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Contact Brad Quinlin 21stohio@charter.net                                                        

for more information    

Volunteers Needed

Memorial Day Flag Placement

When: Friday, May 28th

Time: Flexible, 9:00 to 5:00

The Marine Corps League has received permission to place flags on veterans graves in Marietta National Cemetery. Flags will be provided but only 10 people are allowed in the cemetery at a given time. 

Please email Brad Quinlan at bradquinlin@tolearnyourhistory.com to notify time you can be available or show up as your schedule allows.

Volunteers would also be appreciated to pick up flags Tuesday at your convenience.

If you have any questions please contact Jason Rusk (678) 447-3173.

Thank you for your Patriotism!

Jason Rusk

Jr. Vice Commandant

Marine Corps League, L/Cpl Squire “Skip” Wells Detachment 647

Spring Cleaning 04.10.2021

Saturday April 10th will be Spring Cleaning Day at Post 29, weather permitting.

We welcome members from all the Family Units to come to the post from 8am-12pm to volunteer to clean, organize, and refresh our Legion Home.

We will be posting various projects, and taking volunteers. Each project will have a person in charge. If you have an idea for a project, or something you want to work on, please reach out to JVC Russ Wood. A signup sheet is posted in the Social Quarters.

We know you love our Legion Home. This is the perfect way to give back to the post that gives you so much. Take pride in our post and our building, and help us give the place a good refresh.