Veterans Day Events in Atlanta
Watch or attend a local parade, ceremony or event to honor veterans this year. Plus, click here for a list of ways you and your kids can help a vet or military family.
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Military members can enjoy a visit to this attraction free of charge, and specially for Veterans Day, veterans can purchase up to four general admission tickets at half-price. Tickets can be purchased online starting on Nov. 1 with the code VETS2023, and you will have to present a valid Armed Forces ID upon arrival. Nov. 3-12.
Join returning emcee John Pruitt, a U.S. Army veteran, Sandy Springs resident and former WSB anchor, in honoring veterans before a dedication ceremony to officially open Sandy Springs’ Veterans Park. Nov. 10.
This event includes breakfast for veterans and their families before an honor walk and ceremony. Nov. 11.
This event will include military and veteran speakers honoring the nation’s men and women in uniform prior to the parade. Nov. 11.
Watch this parade honoring veterans from Georgia. Along with the parade, see exhibits from service organizations, equipment displays from The National Infantry Museum and more. Nov. 11.
This public ceremony is hosted by Dunwoody Parks and Recreation with support from the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs VFW Post 10822 and Dunwoody Woman’s Club. Nov. 11.
Visit a National Park for free to commemorate Veterans Day. Nov. 11.
Say thank you to those who are currently serving or have served their country. Nov. 11.
Join in curator chats, walking tours of Veterans Park, veterans history project interviews and more at this special program. Nov. 12.
Classic, vintage, off-road, muscle, motorcycle and military cars will be on display, along with food, live music and raffles. Nov. 12.
Places to Visit
Heritage Park: This 129-acre park is tons of fun for families with softball fields, a paved track, two playgrounds, a library, community gardens and more. Visit around Veterans Day to view the Veteran’s Wall of Honor, a 75-foot long granite wall engraved with depictions of battle scenes. Drop by the Veteran’s Historical Museum to view vehicles, uniforms and artifacts from America’s wars.
Newtown Park: The Veterans Memorial Walk stands as a symbol of remembrance and respect for the men and women in the U.S. Armed Services. The five-acre memorial features monuments paying homage to each conflict starting with WWI, along with monuments for Purple Heart Recipients, POW/MIAs and Women in Service. The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, was added in 2020.
American Legion Post 201: The Walk of Memories honors those who have bravely served the country with nearly 8,000 bricks inscribed with the names of Georgians who have served. Monuments along the walkway spotlight WWII, Korea and Vietnam Wars. You’ll also see a WWII M60 tank, a Vietnam-era helicopter and a twin gun mount on display.
Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center: Located on the grounds of this center, the Fallen Heroes Memorial pays tribute to Gwinnett residents who have died in the line of duty. The memorial honors about 700 individuals on black granite markers, and the central pedestal features a Gwinnett firefighter’s bronze sculpture of an eagle carrying a rose.
Brooke Street Park: Set behind Alpharetta City Hall, visit Brooke Street Park to view the Alpharetta Veterans Memorial. The centerpiece is a 7-foot tall bronze statue featuring two soldiers in full combat gear and is titled “The Defenders.” The memorial is a tribute to all who have served to protect America.