Smyrna will celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11, in a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at 800 King Street.
Author Alvin Townley is the guest speaker. The event is free to the public.
Townley’s books including Defiant, Fly Navy, Spirit of Adventure and Legacy of Honor, have earned praise from The New York Times, Tom Wolfe, Michael Bloomberg, Robert Gates, Peyton Manning, and many others. He has appeared on CNN, NPR, FOX, USA Today and other local and national media outlets.
A graduate of Washington & Lee University, Townley has worked in the U.S. Congress and as a global strategist for a top international consulting firm. He currently serves as a leadership consultant and director of corporate philanthropy and veterans programs at Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center.
Whitefield Academy Concert Band, Campbell Middle School Choir, and the Campbell High School JROTC will be part of the ceremony.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be inside the adjacent Smyrna Community Center.
Free event parking–street parking, City Hall and Community Center parking lots.
The Smyrna Veterans Day Ceremony is organized by the Smyrna Veterans Committee, the Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, American Legion Post 160 and the Smyrna Rotary Club.
Powder Springs invites you to celebrate our veterans with a parade in Downtown Powder Springs on Saturday Nov. 12 beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a program in Town Square at noon.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. There will be food vendors and entertainment, and a special presentation by American Legion Post 294.
From the November 2016 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.