Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Friday, 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 the local events, including updates due to weather, to commemorate those who served our country.
Veterans Day Service
Update: Ceremony will be held at Dunwoody City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road
November 11 • 10am
The Dunwoody VFW Committee honors all who have served with their Veterans Day Ceremony.
More info: dunwoodyga.gov
Marietta Veterans Day Parade
November 11 • 11am
Start: Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street, Marietta. End: Marietta Square, 12 E Park Square, Marietta
The parade begins at Roswell Street Baptist Church, loops up towards the Marietta Square and back down Lawrence Street with the intention of being on the Square by 11:11am. The patriotic parade includes marching bands, drill teams, floats, military vehicles and veterans’ organizations. The parade will have both Marietta and Cobb County schools represented by their bands and their JROTC units. Thirty or more parade entries are anticipated along with a display of military vehicles.
More info: www.marietta.com/veterans-day-parade
Veterans Day Tribute
Update: Ceremony will be held in the Byers Theatre.
November 11 • 11:30am
City Green, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs’ annual Veterans’ Day Celebration is free and all are invited to attend to honor our veterans.
More info: citysprings.com/events/sandy-springs-veterans-day-nov-11
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. Registration is free; but required.
More info/registration: www.kennesaw.com/veterans-day-in-kennesaw/
Acworth Veterans Day Ceremony
Update: Ceremony will be held at the Acworth Community Center
November 11 • 2pm
4361 Cherokee Street, Acworth
The ceremony to honor veterans is held each year at the Veterans Memorial. The City of Acworth would like to say thank you to those who have faithfully served their country as well as those who are now serving.
More info: www.acworth.com/veterans-day-ceremony/
Veterans Day Ceremony
Update: Ceremony will be held at the William G. Long Senior Center 223
November 11 • 7pm
Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock
Presented by the City of Woodstock, American Legion Post 316, the Marine Corps League Detachment 1311, and the Warrior’s Watch Riders, all are invited to join in celebrating and honoring our veterans for their patriotism and the sacrifices they have made for our country. There will be a coffee and cookie social following the ceremony.
More info: woodstockga.gov
Cobb Wind Symphony Veterans Day Concert
November 13 • 3pm
Lassiter Concert Hall
2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta/East Cobb
Presented by the Cobb Wind Symphony, Conducted by Alfred Watkins and Assistant Conductor, Robert J. Cowles. Come and listen to your favorite patriotic tunes!
More info: www.cobbwindsymphony.org