14 September 2021
To our Veterans and GVDA Supporters -
The Mission of the Georgia Veterans Day Association is to honor our Veterans and Active-Duty Military in addition to educating our fellow citizens on the service and sacrifice of our men and women who wear and have worn our Nation’s uniform. We will accomplish our mission this year by presenting the Georgia Veterans Day Parade, a Veterans Festival, the Observance Ceremony, and our annual black-tie Freedom Ball.
The theme for this year's events will be "The Last 100 Yards" and honors the Infantry from both the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps. Fort Benning, located an hour and a half south of Atlanta, is the home of the United States Army Infantry School – the post where all new Army Infantry Soldiers and Officers receive their training. It is also home to the National Infantry Museum, which showcases how the Infantry has played a vital role in our Nation’s history.
We are excited that our 2021 Veterans Day Events are taking shape and have entered the final phase of planning. Our events will be presented in-person this year and we encourage everyone to bring their family and friends to join us as we honor our Veterans. All of our events will take place at The Battery Atlanta - a great destination that has easy parking options and many dining choices to enjoy after our events.
The GVDA will continue to monitor the conditions on the ground and will modify our plans to comply with all COVID mitigation procedures as needed. I encourage you to continually visit our website for all of the latest event details and guidelines.
We look forward to seeing all of you at The Battery Atlanta on 06 November 2021 as we honor Georgia's Veterans!
Kevin L Miller
Georgia Veterans Day Association, Inc.
The 20th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 took place this past weekend with events presented throughout our Nation. Memorials were presented in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania to honor the lives lost at the site of the attacks. Across the country, every community held ceremonies to honor the fallen and to ensure that we never forget the tragedy of that day. We mourn with the families of those lost and we pray for our military men and women who have protected us here at home since that horrific September morning.
Atlanta hosted many events in honor of the anniversary this past weekend. The above photo was taken at an event located at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, the beautiful display of 2,977 flags will be on display until 17 September 2021. www.911FieldOfFlags.com
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center opened in 2009 with one guiding mission: to honor the legacy and valor of the U.S. Army Infantryman.
Telling the story of our nation’s past with the latest in technological innovation. Customizable tour packages available for students of all ages, servicemembers, church groups, scouts, military reunions and more.
In addition to more than 70,000 artifacts, the museum campus is also home to World War II Company Street, Vietnam Memorial Plaza – featuring the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall – and the Global War on Terrorism Memorial.
Offering the best opportunities for patriotic family fun, visitors can enjoy films on Giant Screen Theater, Combat Simulators, the Fife & Drum Restaurant and Bar, and a wide variety of annual community-wide events!
For additional details, please visit www.NationalInfantryMuseum.org
06 November 2021 at The Battery Atlanta
Georgia Veterans Day Parade 1300hrs (1:00pm) to 1400hrs (2:00pm)
Veterans Festival 1400hrs (2:00pm) to 1630hrs (4:30pm)
Observance Ceremony 1415hrs (2:15pm) to 1500hrs (3:00pm)
Freedom Ball 1830hrs (6:30pm) to 2230hrs (10:30pm)
The Georgia Veterans Day Parade, Veterans Festival, and Observance Ceremony are free and open to the public. The Freedom Ball is a black-tie ticketed event and requires advanced purchase to attend.