2018 Atlanta Veterans Day

Veterans Day
My grandfather served his country in the Philippines. As a member of the Army Air Corp., he loved planes and knew nearly everything about them.  While serving in the Philippines, he contracted Malaria and ended up losing most of his hair, which by the way, was incredible prior to that!   He attained the rank of Tech Sargent and used his education and knowledge of aircraft and landed him a great career at Eastern Airlines.  He never talked about his time at war. He said it was better left unsaid!  The harsh realities of war really left an impressionable mark on him.

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) year-round, 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.

To know the real value of Freedom, one must know the truth of the following statement “Some gave all while all gave some.” Christ gave his all to give you freedom and salvation.  Likewise, some men and women had to give all of themselves so that you and I can have the freedom we enjoy today.  Reflect and be grateful.  Look at the cross to what freedom costs. If you want people to get the chills, and instill a sense of pride in our country and military, this is the one! This gripping, patriotic film short is great to honor vets, remember the fallen and teach kids the price of their freedom.

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