Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Wednesday, November 11, gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day, but the day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime. Here are some local events planned to commemorate those who served our country.
FREE BBQ MEALS TO VETERANS
November 7 • 11am-2pm
1220 Old Canton Road, Marietta
United Military Care celebrates Veterans by providing FREE BBQ meals for all Veterans. All non-veterans are encouraged to purchase a meal for $10 to help with Veteran programs.
More info: 770-973-0014 or email@example.com
VETERANS DAY SERVICE
November 11 • Virtual Event
The Dunwoody VFW Committee honors all who have served with their Veterans Day Tribute video.
More info: City of Dunwoody, 678-382-6700 or dunwoodyga.gov
67TH ANNUAL MILITARY APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
November 12 • 10:30am
Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta
Local businesses, community members and military representatives salute our local military. The program includes a salute to fallen soldiers, recognition of military personnel, featuring virtual guest speaker, General David D. Thompson, Vice Commander, Headquarters United States Space Force. Virtual and in-person options. Must register virtually by November 13.
More info: www.cobbchamber.org/events/68th-Annual-ARMAC-Military-Appreciation-Luncheon-9612/details
KENNESAW VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON
November 11 • 12pm
Ben Robertson Community Center
2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw
Kennesaw city officials and staff will honor America’s service men and women with a complimentary lunch. All veterans and active military service members are invited to attend. No identification will be required.
More info: Kennesaw Parks and Recreation, 770-424-8274 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov/event/veterans-day-luncheon-4/?instance_id=7134
ACWORTH VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
November 11 • 2pm
Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point – Cauble Park
4425 Beach Street, Acworth
The ceremony to honor veterans is held each year at the Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point in Cauble Park. Veterans and current servicemen give comments on what service to the country means to them. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in the armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Memorial Day will be presented at the event.
More info: Acworth Tourism, 770-917-1234 or acworth.org