Veterans Day is a day to honor ALL American veterans and is intended to thank them for their dedicated and loyal service to our country. On November 11, 2010, the City of Sandy Springs will celebrate our veterans.
The City will host our inaugural Veterans Day Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at Morgan Falls Overlook Park (220 Morgan Falls Road).
“As a veteran and a public servant, I think it is appropriate that we stop and pay tribute to all of those who have gone before us and those who are currently serving to keep us free,” said Sandy Springs City Manager and Col. John McDonough. “We can’t ever lose sight of what this day means—it really is special, and I’m humbled that Sandy Springs chose to do something to honor our veterans both past and present.”
The celebration’s keynote address will be given by Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb (Ret.), who served in many capacities during his 30-year career with the US Army. Most recently, Lt. Gen. Whitcomb was appointed as the 63rd Inspector General of the Army, a post from which he retired in August of this year. The celebration also will include the posting of the colors, a military band and a salute to veterans, among other things.
Parking is provided at North Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Roswell and Morgan Falls Roads. There will be no onsite parking. The shuttles start at noon. If you need special assistance to the event, please call Erika Sherman at 770-206-2019. If you are a veteran, we want to honor you.
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