(Nov. 6, 2020) LOGANVILLE, Ga. – The City of Loganville and American Legion Post 233 will partner once again to bring a special Veterans Day ceremony to local residents.
The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11th at the Main Hall of the American Legion Post in Loganville.
“I love being able to take part in this annual event, helping celebrate our community’s veterans for their patriotism, love of our country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the ideals and freedoms we enjoy as Americans,” Mayor Rey Martinez said. “I am proud of my service to this country and ready to honor our veterans who are living testaments to the history of this nation and what makes it great.”
This will be the 11th year the ceremony has taken place. Guest speakers at the event include Dorner Carmichael, who will speak about her time serving with the American Red Cross Supplemental recreational Activities Overseas Staff – or what may be better known as being a Donut Dolly. The Jackson, Ga., native spent a year serving in Vietnam.
Another honored guest will be John F. King, who when he was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to the serve as Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner became the first Hispanic to hold a statewide office. Before his political appointment, King was a police chief with the City of Doraville and is also currently serving as a major general in the U.S. Army National Guard assigned as commander of the U.S. Army North’s Task Force 51. He has spent 37 years with the National Guard, including deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Guests are encouraged to stay following the ceremony for a free luncheon sponsored by Tim Stewart Funeral Home.
American Legion Post 233 is located at 4635 Highway 78, Loganville.