Thursday, May 7, 2009

Atlanta: Veterans Remembrance Day Honors Service Men and Women

Veterans Share Personal Wartime Experiences with Atlanta History Center Visitors on May 24, 2009

Join the Atlanta History Center to celebrate Veterans Remembrance Day on Sunday, May 24, 2008 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

This special program, funded by the Fulton County Arts Council, provides a unique opportunity for History Center guests of all ages to meet and honor the contributions of veterans of World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and today's conflicts as they share memorabilia and personal stories of triumphs and tragedies.

Throughout the day, visitors interact with both veterans and living history interpreters who represent the various branches of the United States Armed Forces. Both share stories about battles and military strategies of the various wars through displays of authentic dress, equipment, and vehicles.

Additional offerings include special presentations of The Americans on D-Day, which makes extensive use of smart graphics and veteran’s recollections; and Papa Said, ‘We Should Never Forget’ the true story of World War II’s unlikeliest heroes, including one young girl who, with her family and fellow villagers, put their lives on the line to assist the Allied soldiers in the fight for freedom. For more information on this program, please call 404.814.4000 or visit

This program is free with the price of general Atlanta History Center admission. Visitors with military ID are admitted free.

Special thanks to the Atlanta World War II Roundtable for their support.

Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive thirty-three acre destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum, one of the Southeast’s largest history museums; two historic houses, the 1928 Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Kenan Research Center; the Grand Overlook event space; Chick-Fil-A at the Coca-Cola CafĂ©, a museum shop, and acres of historic gardens and trails. In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House. Located in Midtown Atlanta, the two-acre campus features tours of the house and apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone With the Wind, an exhibit highlighting the life and times of Margaret Mitchell, a Gone with the Wind movie exhibit, and a museum shop. For more information on Atlanta History Center offerings, hours of operation, and admission, please call 404.814.4000 or visit

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