Veterans: Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League to celebrate the 244th birthday of Marine Corps. Adairsville opens Veterans Memorial Park. Armuchee Ruritan Club salutes area veterans. Rome, Cartersville, Cedartown set Veterans Day event on Monday.

Veterans: Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League to celebrate the 244th birthday of Marine Corps. Adairsville opens Veterans Memorial Park. Armuchee Ruritan Club salutes area veterans. Rome, Cartersville, Cedartown set Veterans Day event on Monday.

Former commandant Hal Gosnell, from left, holds the ceremonial sword as Tom Beavers, commandant, presents a slice of birthday cake to Colonel James Lenderman (ret), featured speaker for the event. (photo from Charles Graves)
Members of the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League, celebrated the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with a banquet Saturday night at the Palladium (Coosa Valley Fairgrounds). The group hosted Col.l James Lenderman (retired) who recounted his experiences as a helicopter pilot participating in the 1980 aborted mission to free the American hostages held in Iran. He later flew the Marine One helicopter during the presidency of Ronald Regan. The group also honored the oldest Marine present, Robert Rakestraw, age 96, as well as the youngest Marine attending, Jonathan Cole, age 31.

From the City of Adairsville: “To say the City is excited about this Park would be an understatement! On Thursday, our Mayor, City Council, and staff cut the ribbon on the newest addition to our community. The City of Adairsville’s Veterans Memorial Park is now open to the public from dawn until dusk. Thank you to the Public Works staff who worked tirelessly to get all of the last-minute details completed for a fantastic opening – the Park is something our community will enjoy for many years to come. We would like to give a special THANK YOU to all of the veterans who attended yesterday’s ribbon-cutting – thank you for your service to our Country.”


The above photo, from Equipment Outlet, shows some of the flags lining Martha Berry this Veterans Day courtesy of the Armuchee Ruritan Club.


Myrtle Hill Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Monday: The annual Laying of the Wreaths ceremony is set fort Veterans Plaza at Myrtle Hill Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. As the Model High School Band performs, 23 civic organizations will be laying the wreaths at the plaza. (Courtesy: Rome News-Tribune; expanded story here).

Cave Spring remembrance set for 11 a.m. at the gazebo at the downtown square. Included are a short service, music and the laying of a wreath.


Cartersville Veterans’ Day Ceremony: A Rememberance Service for all of our nation’s Veterans at American Legion Post 42 Carl Boyd, 525 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Cartersville on Monday at 11 a.m. The event will feature the Cass High School Band and JROTC and Carl Boyd Post 42 Honor Guard. The Master of Ceremony will be Post 42 Cmdr/ Michael Schwartz and guest speaker will be GA 7th District CMDR Chauncey Fowler. A luncheon will follow at 12 p.m. All guests are welcome.


Cedartown residents will have a chance to honor local veterans and fellowship with them at the 2019 Cedartown Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Cedartown Veterans Park on East Avenue. The keynote speaker will be Col. Jim Glaze.

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