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Annual Toys For Tots Dinner
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Toys For Tots Dinner

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Our annual Toys For Tots dinner will be be held December 6, 2018 at the Red Lobster Restaurant, 2579 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna 30080 starting at 7:00 pm. Meal is order from the menu (30% is non sea food) with individual bills.

Our speaker will be LTCOL Erich Bergiel U.S. Marine Corps, Executive Officer, Combat Logistics Regiment 45. They recently returned from a deployment to Hondurus.

A toy donation is requested.

RSVP is requested so that we have an idea as to attendance. Contact Harley Jones, president, at


Dr. Bergiel is currently a Professor at the University of West Georgia in the Department of Management. His areas of instruction include Management, Organizational Behavior, International Management, Entrepreneurship, and Operations Management at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Bergiel’s research interests include leadership, group dynamics, and shared cognitions. He also consults for businesses on these or other related managerial topics. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Dr. Bergiel was a Combat Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve.

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Cobb County Recognition of Viet Nam Era Vets
2:00 PM14:00

Cobb County Recognition of Viet Nam Era Vets

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Hundreds of Vietnam War veterans from Cobb and surrounding counties will be shown recognition Saturday that they and many of their peers did not receive upon returning home decades ago.

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners is hosting a Certificate of Honor and Lapel Pin Ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cobb Civic Center. About 750 veterans have RSVP’ed for the event, though organizers are expecting about 550 to 600 to make it to Saturday’s ceremony, according to Brian Zeringue, director of the public information division of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service.

The public is also invited to attend the event to help honor the veterans in attendance.

Click here for information.

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Toys for Tots Dinner Event
7:00 PM19:00

Toys for Tots Dinner Event

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You are cordially invited to the Atlanta Metro Council Navy League Toys for Tots  Dinner Meeting Honoring our brave Marines and all our troops. This annual event is a council favorite.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Red Lobster, 2579 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna 30080 starting at 7 PM - 9:00 PM. Meal is order from the menu (30% is non sea food) with individual bills.

Our guest speaker will be: Colonel Michael H. Oppenheim, U.S. Marie Corps and Commanding Officer, Combat Logistics Regiment 45. He will speak on Marine Corps operations. 

Read Colonel Oppenheim's bio here.

Please bring an unwrapped toy for our Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive.

RSVP is requested so that we have an idea as to attendance. 
Email: Harley Jones <>


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11:30 AM11:30

65th Annual ARMAC Military Appreciation Luncheon

Please join us for the 65th Annual ARMAC Military Appreciation Luncheon to honor our men and women in uniform.

Cobb Galleria Centre
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Keynote Speaker: Congressman Barry Loudermilk
U.S. Representative for Georgia's 11th District

Congressman Barry Loudermilk, a Constitutional Conservative, represents Georgia's 11th Congressional District, which includes all of Bartow and Cherokee counties as well as portions of Cobb and Fulton Counties.

In the 115th Congress, Rep. Loudermilk serves as a member of three important U.S. House Committees: Financial Services, House Administration, and Space, Science and Technology. Barry also serves on the steering committee for the Republican Study Committee (RSC), conservative caucus of the House Republicans.

In addition to hearing from Congressman Loudermilk, a highlight of this event is the presentation of the prestigious USO Patriot of the Year award.

Luncheon ticket prices are:
     $55.00 - Individual
     $55.00 - Military Seat Donation
     $500.00 - Table Purchase (Nine guest seats, one assigned Military Representative)

To reserve your seat at a Navy League table, call Don Giles at 770-509-3772 or email

For more information on ARMAC and this event, please contact Joel Blockton at or Don Giles

For sponsorship information, please contact Allison Branch at

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2017 Veteran's Day Freedom Ball
6:00 PM18:00

2017 Veteran's Day Freedom Ball

Ball Information

  • For tickets, please email or visit the PX Store to purchase.
  • Tickets are: $75.00 each or you can purchase a table of 10 for $750.00..
  • Keynote Speaker:  Major General James E. Livingston, MOH, USMC (Ret.)
  • Additional Speakers:  TBD
  • Marvin Myers Leadership Award Honoree
  • Emcee: Wes Sarginson, author and formerly with WXIA-TV NBC Atlant


Schedule of Events

  • 1800hrs:  Social Hour and Silent Auction
  • 1900:  Dinner & Military Program Begins
  • 230:  Program Ends


  • An estimated 500 guests will gather to pay special tribute to our Veterans and to the men and women who are serving our Nation today.  Guests will include leaders and representatives from all Veterans Service Organizations, Active Duty military members, corporate sponsors, and members of corporate military groups.

  • There are no paper tickets issued for this event, but you must buy tickets in advance.  You must check in with the registration desk and identify your name or the name of organization your table was purchased under.  You will then be advised what table you are assigned to.  

  • If attending with one of our sponsors, please ensure that they have forwarded a list of attendees who are using their seats to ensure that you are seated at the correct table.


  • There is no valet parking available.
  • We recommend that you park at the Georgia Aquarium and utilize their 1,600 parking spaces.  Once in the parking garage, follow the signs to the Ball Entrance to enter directly to our event.


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Georgia Veterans Day Parade and Freedom Ball
11:11 AM11:11

Georgia Veterans Day Parade and Freedom Ball

You’re invited to the annual 2017 Georgia Veterans Day Association Inc., Veterans Day Parade and Freedom Ball to honor, support and thank all who have served and are currently serving our Nation in the United States Military.

The Parade will start at 11:11 hours, and will begin in Downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street and end at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street. The Freedom Ball will be held at the Georgia Aquarium. Social Hour and Silent Auction starts at 6:00 pm, Dinner and Military Program begins at 7:00 pm and the program ends at 10:30 pm.

The theme this year is the “WWI Centennial” in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the start of America's military involvement in The Great War, we are paying special honors to those who fought and died in World War I.  This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about this historical conflict and to understand the very origins of Armistice Day which later became Veterans Day.

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We are pleased to announce the 2017 Grand Marshal and Freedom Ball Keynote Speaker MAJ GEN James E. Livingston, USMC (Ret), and recipient of the Medal of Honor.

 For more information about the parade and a bio on MAJ GEN Livingston go to the Georgia Veterans Day Association, Inc. home page.


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Kiwanis Club of Marietta - Veterans' Day Parade
11:00 AM11:00

Kiwanis Club of Marietta - Veterans' Day Parade

The City of Marietta and the Kiwanis Club of Marietta invite the public to honor our community’s veterans with a parade and ceremony on the Marietta Square, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

The 13th Annual Veterans Day Parade will meet at Roswell Street Baptist Church at 0915.  RSBC is located at 774 Roswell Street in Marietta, Georgia 30060.  Patriot Guard Riders will assist in lining up in parade order.  The Parade will begin promptly at 1045.  The Parade route will go straight west down Roswell Street to the Marietta Square, turn right on West Park Square, turn right on North Park Square, then proceed straight to what becomes Lawrence Street.  We encourage people to come to the Marietta Square to hear our Grand Marshal and participate in the Veterans Day Ceremony.

Grand Marshal for the 2017 Veterans Day Parade is Colonel Mike Varicak, United States Marine Corps.  Col. Varicak presently serves as the Emergent Sourcing Chief on the Joint Staff and is responsible for the emergent sourcing of military forces to combatant commanders worldwide.  The Color Guard will be provided by the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, United States Marine Corps.  A 21-Gun Salute and “Taps” will be performed by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department.

If you have any questions, please call or email:
Betsy Kelley -; 770-794-5502
Karen Carter -;  770-514-7213
Pam Younker -;  404-317-1904

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