One of the metro area’s newest Veterans Day memorials will be unveiled today in Paulding County.

Planning for the memorial began earlier this year, and started with an idea to plant trees to replace some of those being lost to ongoing construction in the north Paulding area, Georgia Sen. Jason Anavitarte told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The idea evolved into creating both a community greenspace and a memorial to those who have served in the U.S. military.

The project, located at the intersection of Seven Hills Boulevard and Sugar Mist Drive, features 25 recently planted October Glory maple trees and will soon have a plaque honoring military members.

“These efforts will enhance our county and impact future generations for years to come,” Anavitarte said. “It’s humbling that we were able to create a public way to respect and honor a deserving group of community heroes.”

In addition to support from local veterans, Anavitarte said County Commissioner Keith Dunn, County Manager Frank Baker, and KSU student and local resident Cooper Guyon collaborated on the project. Land for the memorial was donated by Artisan Communities and it was funded by private donors.

Various community leaders are scheduled to attend Saturday’s event, planned for 1:30 p.m. in the Seven Hills community in Dallas.

Other Veterans Day events:


Acworth: A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Cauble Park.

Atlanta: The 42nd Annual Georgia Veterans Day Parade will be held in Midtown at 11 a.m. The parade will be on Peachtree Street south from 15th Street to 5th Street. Find more information at Prior to the parade, a ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Canton: An 11 a.m. parade will be held downtown at 11 a.m. and is sponsored by the American Legion Post 45.

Dallas: The 30th annual Paulding County Veteran’s Day Ceremony, sponsored by American Legion Post 111 in Dallas, will be held at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Monument in Veterans Park, located at 240 Constitution Boulevard.

Douglasville: A parade will kick off at 11 a.m. at Douglas County High School and will head downtown.

Dunwoody: The 10 a.m. ceremony will be held at Brook Run Park, 4770 North Peachtree Road. It will feature musical performances and guest speakers.

Fayetteville: A tribute to all veterans will be held at City Center Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration will begin with a formal program and continue with live music, food trucks, dozens of retail vendors, community organization booths, and giveaways.

Johns Creek: A 9 a.m. ceremony will be held at Newtown Park’s Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk. The park is located at 3150 Old Alabama Road.

Lawrenceville: The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial on the grounds of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and County officials will provide remarks, and Army veteran and Superior Court Judge Angela Duncan will give a keynote address. The ceremony will stream live on Facebook @GwinnettGov

Milton: The city will host an annual breakfast for local veterans and their families from 8-9 a.m. Those interested in attending should email

Norcross: A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, located at the corner of S. Peachtree Street and N. Norcross Tucker Road.

Peachtree Corners: An 11 a.m. ceremony will be held at the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument located at 5140 Town Center Boulevard.

Powder Springs: An 11 a.m. ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Powder Springs Library, located at 4181 Atlanta Street.

Roswell: A celebration is planned for 8-10 a.m. at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road. This Veterans Day event will include a complimentary breakfast for veterans and their families, an Honor Walk at 9 a.m. and a ceremony at 9:15 a.m.

Sugar Hill: A 10:30 a.m. ceremony will be held downtown and will include music from The Broad Street Concert Band, a flag raising and remarks from local veterans.

Woodstock: A 7 p.m. ceremony will be held at The Chambers at City Center, located at 8534 Main Street. A coffee and donut social will follow.


Alpharetta: American Legion Post 201 will host the Annual Veterans Day Cruz-In from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 201 Wills Road. The family event will feature a variety of vehicles, including classics, vintage, off-road, muscle, modern, motorcycle and military.

Atlanta: The Atlanta History Center will offer free admission for veterans, active service members, and their families for all-day events, including curator chats, walking tours of Veterans Park, a special line-up of veterans history project interviews, and veterans-related short films.

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