Friday, November 9, 2012

Veterans Day events

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM


Now that Election Day has come and gone, this weekend will be the time to remember the heroes who have defended our country. Here are local events to help you plan your Veterans Day weekend.

Atlanta Veterans Day Parade Celebrate Veterans Day by heading to downtown Atlanta to watch the Veterans Day Parade. The U.S. Army's Silver Wings Parachute Team will provide a special demonstration at the conclusion of the parade at around 12:30 p.m. Free. 11:11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 10. Downtown Atlanta (near Centennial Olympic Park and Georgia Aquarium). www.gavetsdayparade.org.

Marietta Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony On Saturday, the city of Marietta and the Marietta Kiwanis Club invite you to honor the community's veterans with a parade and ceremony on the square. Come and watch our troops, marching bands, floats, and drill teams. Then at noon, retired U.S. Navy Adm. James O. Ellis will give a keynote speech at Glover Park. 11 a.m. Sat,, Nov. 10. Marietta Square, Marietta. 770-794-5502. www.mariettaga.gov.

Atlanta National Veterans’ Day Run National Veterans Day Run returns to 10 cities across the United States, including Atlanta. The event is your opportunity to say “thank you” to those that have or are currently serving in the United States military. $11-$69.50. Sun., Nov. 11. Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave. www.veteransdayrun.com.

Christal Presley Dr. Christal Presley, founder of United Children of Veterans, visits to discuss her first book, Thirty Days with My Father. The memoir tells her struggle with her father, a Vietnam veteran with PTSD. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed., Nov. 14. Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery, 720 Moreland Ave. www.acappellabooks.com.

Veterans Expressing Their Stories Veterans, from all military branches over the past 70 years, share their experiences. Bring your family and friends to Callanwolde for a day of inspiring storytelling. Emcee for the program is John Beavin, storyteller and veteran. 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road. www.callanwolde.org.

World of Coca Cola Military Discounts for Veterans Day In recognition of Veterans Day, the World of Coca-Cola will offer a special ticket promotion for active duty, reserve and retired members of the armed forces and their families. During that time, you can purchase up to four half-price tickets for friends and family to enjoy the attractions. You’ll also receive a 10 percent discount at the Coca-Cola Store. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 10-18. The World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker St. 404-676-5151. www.woccatlanta.com.

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