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Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony, Saturday, June 15

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Join us for a dedication of the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument on Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. This is an exciting time for our city as the Veterans Monument board, volunteers, donors, dignitaries and veterans will all be on hand to celebrate this special occasion. The program includes music by the 116th Army Band Georgia Army National Guard, posting of colors, keynote address and the unveiling of the monument sculptures.

The Veterans Monument is located on the city’s new Town Center in a prominent place on the Town Green. The Monument has been designed to be a serene and dignified place where individuals may come and reflect – and where veterans, schools and civic organizations may hold ceremonies and educational opportunities. 

The Monument is a 2,500 square-foot plaza that features a central pillar with an eagle atop the globe which represents the presence of the U.S. Armed forces across the world, and six sculptures representing each of the Armed Forces and the Federal Military Reserve components. 

The monument honors all military veterans past, present and future for their service to the United States of America and its citizens and to the preservation of freedom throughout the world. 

The Program

  • 09:58: Master of Ceremonies announces arrival of Color Guard, Knights of Columbus and Cub Scout Pack 575
  • 10:00: Welcome and Introduction of Guests
  • 10:05: National anthem, followed by Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation – Pastor John Purrington
  • 10:10: Posting of Colors
  • 10:15: Remarks by Mayor Mike Mason
  • 10:25: Remarks by Colonel Bob Ballagh, USA Retired
  • 10:35: Unveiling of Sculptures
  • 10:45: Guest Speaker – Major General Ron Johnson, USA Retired
  • 10:55: Presentation of Flagpole and Kiosk Keys to Mayor Mason
  • 11:00: Final Remarks and Thank You’s
  • 11:05: Benediction – Pastor John Purrington
  • 11:10: Retirement of Colors and Exit Music

 Participants in the Ceremony:

  • Colonel Doug Heckman, USA Retired Master of Ceremonies
  • 116th Army Band, Georgia Army National Guard
  • Air Force Reserve Color Guard
  • Fr. Charles J. Watters, Assembly 2668 Knights of Columbus
  • Cub Scout Pack 575
  • Georgia Patriot Guard Riders
  • Pastor John Purrington, Simpsonwood United Methodist Church
  • Mayor Mike Mason, City of Peachtree Corners
  • Colonel Bob Ballagh, USA Retired, Executive Director, Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association
  • Chad Fisher, Sculptor
  • Volunteers of the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association

For more information on the monument, please visit the Peachree Corners Veterans Monument website, www.ptcvets.net. For questions, please contact Bob Ballagh via email at bob.ballagh@comcast.net or by telephone: 678-618-1722.

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Unity Atlanta Invites Community to Interfaith Sunday

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Unity Atlanta invites the community to Interfaith Sunday on June 30 during the 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services to hear guest speaker Carl McColman discuss The Fullness of Joy is to Behold God in All.  

McColman, a contemplative writer and spiritual teacher based in Clarkston, Georgia, will share how every heartbeat is a miracle and every heartbeat is a prayer – because every heart is sacred; a portal to the Divine within.

He writes a blog for Patheos and is the co-host of the “Encountering Silence” podcast. McColman’s books include The Big Book of Christian MysticismBefriending SilenceAnswering the Contemplative Call and Invitation to Celtic Wisdom

Unity Atlanta embraces diversity of all forms, including spiritual traditions. To celebrate the multiple paths to God, the church invites interfaith speakers to share the pulpit with Senior Pastor Rev. Jennifer L. Sacks on the fifth Sunday of the month.

Unity Atlanta is located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Peachtree Corners. For more information, call 770-441-0585 or visit unityatl.org.

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Family Field Day

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Grab your family and friends and enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Family Field DaySaturdayJune 15th on the Town Green. Admission to this event is FREE and includes a DJ spinning fun tunes and classic field day games like tug of war and sack races. Field Day participants can also take part in inflatable ax throwing, big foot races and more!

Parking is available within the Town Center – 5200 Town Center Blvd.

Additional parking is available off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Ct, 3715 Davinci Ct or 2745 Davinci Ct). You’ll cross Peachtree Corners Circle and access the Town Green via a path – look for the signs!

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Live on the Green with Emily Hackett

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Emily Hackett

The Live on the Green series hosts free monthly concerts in the Town Center through October. The summer performances kick off with Emily Hackett on Saturday, June 22.

Hackett, who was raised in Atlanta but has since moved to Nashville to launch her music career, has gained recognition as a country artist through her bold and honest songwriting. In fact, she was recently named one of the 10 “need to know” up-and-coming country artists by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Her unique, fresh take on country music has cemented her place in the new wave of the genre and allowed her to tour with renowned artists like Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan.

The show will start at 7 p.m., and Farm Burger will be serving up classics like their original Farm Burger and the popular Chicken Burger, along with local craft beer off the back patio. Parking will be available within the Town Center and off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and get ready for a night of great music, food and family fun.

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