Connect with other veterans, share your story and listen to others
Meet with other veterans for an informal get-together on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at Cobb Senior Services at 1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. Meet for coffee, doughnuts and conversation. Veterans aged 55 and older are welcome. For more information, call (770) 528-1448.
Share your story
Are you a combat veteran? Do you know a combat veteran? The Witness to War Foundation will conduct FREE video interviews Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 to preserve the oral histories of combat veterans, honor their service and promote the education of military history for future generations. A copy of all interviews is given to the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. "It is about the 'foxhole' or ‘windshield’ view of combat as seen by the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who experienced it. It is about the fear, the emotions, the training, and the previously untapped wells of personal courage that enabled ordinary individuals to survive, and in some cases thrive, under extraordinary pressures and almost unimaginable danger," according to their website.
The Witness to War Foundation is dedicated to understanding, as much as possible, what it was like to 'be there.' To date, the Foundation has helped capture the stories of over 2,400 veterans across the country. To schedule your interview, please call Mike Nichols at 770-528-1448. Veterans from all conflicts are welcome to participate. To learn more about the Foundation, visit WitnesstoWar.org.
In the Shadow of the Blade
The Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance, Chapter One presents A Tribute to Our Veterans with music by The Tunnel Rats and the movie In the Shadow of the Blade on Tuesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at 548 S. Marietta Pkwy, Marietta 30060. Proceeds benefit the Colonel Al Rowe Holiday Food Program. Tickets are $10; Veterans and Seniors (62+) are $5. Tickets are on sale now and space is limited. To purchase tickets visit gvva1.com and for more info contact Kathy Collar at 770-309-8671.
Memories of War documentary
This Veterans Day the Big Chicken Chorus, the Marietta Daily Journal, and The Strand have come together to present a program celebrating and honoring the members of our armed forces with a program of patriotic music, a screening of the ‘Memories of War’ documentary, and a live Q&A with local WWII veterans. The screening will occur on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre at 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. Veterans receive free admission. For guests, admission is $10 and VIP admission for $25 (includes a copy of the movie and a reception prior to the event). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit earlsmithstrand.org.