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Our Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Georgia Veterans Day Association, Inc., is to honor, support and thank all who have served and are currently serving our Nation in the United States Military. We accomplish these goals by hosting the Nation's largest Veterans Day Parade and annual Freedom Ball, promoting the truth that freedom is not free and exhibiting the belief of freedom through service.

 

Another facet of our mission is to educate the public and citizens of Georgia about the sacrifices of our Nation's military. Through outreach programs to educators or through our promotion of JROTC/ROTC programs in Georgia's schools, we must ensure our children understand the sacrifices of our Veterans and how proudly our military members have served our Nation.

Dear Fellow Veterans and Supporters,

 

It is truly an honor to continue to lead this amazing group of volunteers who tirelessly work each year to honor our Nation's Veterans.  Our association meets every month to plan the great events that we present each year.  I have never met a group more dedicated to our Veterans.

 

Our theme for our 2018 events will be based upon an important period of time for our Nation's Armed Forces.  "The Battles Between the Wars" will focus on the 25 years between the end of the Vietnam War and just prior to the attacks of 9/11.  This generation of our military saw the end of the Cold War, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Grenada, Panama, and many stabilization and peacekeeping operations around the world.  An instrumental period in our history that saw many new military technologies used on the field of battle and in the skies above.  

 

We decided to focus on this period due to a conversation I had with a friend of mine who wasn't sure if he was considered a Veteran or where his years of service fit into things.  He had served in the US Army Infantry during the late 1980's and had never deployed overseas.  I explained to him that everyone who ever wore our Nation's uniform and served our Flag is a Veteran.  Join us in honoring those who served during this important chapter in our history.

 

Additional information will be made available in the comings months, but I urge you to mark your calendars for 10 November 2018.  Join me and the entire association in paying special honors to our America's service during "The Battles Between the Wars" and for reminding our fellow citizens of the service and sacrifices of our Veterans and active duty military.

 

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact me direct at any time at kmiller@georgiaveteransday.org.

 

Respectfully,

 

Kevin L Miller

 

President

A message from our President -

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All Officers and Board of Director Members are Volunteers and receive no compensation.

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs recognizes us as a Regional Site for our Veterans Day events.

Our association meets monthly (and sometimes weekly) all year to plan our events.

This year marks the 37th annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade presented by the GVDA.

To learn more about our association, please visit our FAQ page here.