Second Annual City of Sandy Springs Veterans Day Tribute

Officials and dignitaries will commemorate our country’s veterans during the Second Annual City of Sandy Springs Veterans Day Tribute. The event will take place on November 11, 2011, at Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Everyone is invited as the City of Sandy Springs honors the brave men and women who have served in the United States Military.

Pre-event music featuring the 116th Army Band from the Georgia Army National Guard will precede the official program which begins at 10:00 a.m. The Presentation of Colors by the Marine Corps Color Guard will mark the start the program followed by opening remarks from Sandy Springs Mayor, the Honorable Eva Galambos, Ph.D.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Lieutenant General (Ret) P. “Ron” Helmly, Former Chief of Army Reserve. He will speak on behalf of those who have served our country, and share experiences from his Tours of Duty in Vietnam, Panama and Pakistan. The program also will honor Wounded Warriors, a program to aid and assist soldiers injured in the line of duty.

Among the event’s special guests will be classmates from the West Point U.S. Military Academy Classes of 1947-1948. In addition, Veteran’s service organization booths will be located inside the park, including the USO of Georgia and the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association. The ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours. Lunch will be offered for a small fee at its conclusion.

Parking and shuttle for the event will be provided at North Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Roswell Road and Morgan Falls Road, so plan on arriving early to allow plenty of time to shuttle to Overlook Park. If you reach Overlook earlier than expected, then you will have a little extra time to enjoy the park and the event booths. Limited parking will be available in the Overlook Park parking lot for those who have a disability parking permit issued to them.

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