2018 Atlanta Veterans Day
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, World War I ended! Armistice Day, as November 11 became known, officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans.
With Veterans Day approaching on Nov. 11, there are many events being held across Atlanta. Check out what the World of Coca-Cola has to offer!
Military Ticket Offer
World of Coca-Cola grants complimentary admission to all military members (active duty, reserves and retirees), but to show gratitude on Veterans Day to the men and women who serve our country, the attraction is extending a special offer to their loved ones as well. From Thursday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 11, members of the Armed Forces may purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family to join them in visiting the attraction. Tickets may be purchased with a valid Armed Forces ID card at the attraction’s ticketing windows.
Veterans Day Parade
The 37th Annual Georgia Veterans Day Parade will begin in Downtown Atlanta at 11:11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The parade will pass directly in front of World of Coca-Cola, where the Reviewing Stand will be located, on Baker Street SE.
Veterans Day Festival
Following the parade, a free Veterans Day Festival will take place from noon-2:30 p.m. in Pemberton Place – just outside of World of Coca-Cola. The festival is open to the public and will feature a variety of exhibitor tents, as well as a performance by the 116th Army Band.