On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month every year, Americans pause to remember and honor the service of military men and women throughout the ages.
American Legion Post 77
The American Legion Post 77 in Conyers is holding a Veteran's Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, starting at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to the ceremony, a complimentary light lunch will be served. The ceremony will take place at the Post 77 Legion Hall, 674 Legion Road NE, Conyers, off of Ga. Highway 138 N, next to Green Meadows Cemetery. For more information, call (770) 483-8216
Redeeming Love Christian Ministries
Also on Sunday, Redeeming Love Christian Ministries church would like to honor veterans and military families with a special service and recognition at 10:30 a.m. at the Redeeming Love Christian Ministries Church at 1931 Old Covington Road. During the service, there will be a posting of the flag, a special reading thanking veterans for their service, a PowerPoint presentation with their picture, name, and branch of service, their picture displayed on a wall of honor outside of the sanctuary, a special reading for the wives and family members of those veterans and light refreshments afterwards. For more information, call Presethoni Fuller at 678-773-6632 or the church at 770-922-1491.
Support for military families, veterans
The Listening Ear Counseling Center is holding a special event with workshops, guest speaker and luncheon to honor military families and address suicide in the military on Saturday, Nov. 17. The "Mental and Emotional Wellness: from the Battlefield to the Homefront" will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nancy Guinn Library, 864 Green Street SW, Conyers. It is open to the public and military family members are strongly encouraged to come. Lunch is provided; RSVP at (770) 929-1470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner for veterans/seniors
On Sunday, November 18, American Legion Post 77 will be serving seniors and veterans over 65 a complimentary pre-Thanksgiving to the first 250 who sign up. Contact the American Legion Post 77 at 770 483-8216 or email Conyers77@yahoo.com.
The Saturday edition of The News will feature a special Veterans Day section in celebration of our local servicemen.
The special section will feature:
- Stories from the diary of a World War I veteran
- Most memorable experiences from our veterans columnist Pete Mecca
- List of restaurants having special Veterans Day discounts
- And many more stories and resources
Look for the Veterans Day edition on sale Nov. 10.