News and Updates
"In Accordance With Public Law 110-181 SEC.598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and "in conducting the commemorative program, the Secretary shall coordinate, support, and facilitate other programs and activities of the Federal Government, State and local governments, and other persons and organizations in commemoration of the Vietnam War."
We are honored to announce our 2018 Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal and Freedom Ball Keynote Speaker -
COL Danny McKnight, USA (Ret)
COL McKnight served as the Commander of the 3rd Bn 75th Ranger Regiment during the operation in Somalia that was introduced to a wide audience in the book and film “Black Hawk Down”. His many years of service, in addition to his first hand experience during the fierce fighting that day, will provide a unique perspective on the military men and women who served during THE BATTLES BETWEEN THE WARS.
We are pleased to present the design of our official 2018 Challenge Coin.
Available now in the PX Store.
Additional details about the design can be found here.
We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Marvin Myers Leadership Award -
GEORGIA MILITARY VETERANS HALL OF FAME
For the first time since its inception, the MMLA will be awarded to an association and not an individual. Simply put, their Board of Directors and Inductees are all strong supporters of our military Veterans and tirelessly work to promote their stories and those military members who distinguished themselves during their service to our Nation.
For official press release, click here
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We want to thank everyone who participated in the 2018 Georgia Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Atlanta. Each entry was unique and displayed true patriotism - truly helping us complete our mission to honor our Veterans.
However, some entries excelled above their peers and were awarded trophies for our 2018 Parade:
President's Trophy Riverside Military Academy
Most Patriotic Twilight Twirlers of Marietta
Best Military 2745th Seabee Battalion USNSCC
Best Veteran Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority Inc. - Gamma
Best Band Atholl Highlanders Pipes and Drums USA
Best Marching Duluth High School NJROTC
Best Non-Veteran Republic of China (Taiwan) - Veterans in Atlanta
Best ROTC Unit Westlake High School, Fulton County Schools
Congratulations to our winners and see you all next year for the 2019 Georgia Veterans Day Parade!