Every year on or near Veterans Day, the Rotary Club of Marietta Metro hosts a special luncheon complete with an honor guard, patriotic music, decorations, and special readings to honor the veterans in our community as our guests and to recognize the veterans in our club. All branches of service are recognized.
Secondly, this year, in honor of Veterans Day, a special collection of undergarments and socks were collected for donation to homeless veterans and veterans in need. The collection was facilitated by United Military Care and thanks to the generosity of club members,almost 800 items were collected.
There is a Veteran’s Court in Cobb County which provides a second chance and special assistance to veterans who have been arrested.With assigned mentors and support from many organizations including the American Legion, the veterans graduate with honor.Our club provides gift cards as congratulations for their hard work.
Plans are underway for a Cobb Veterans Memorial to be constructed to honor veterans from all branches of service since WWI. The Rotary Club of Marietta Metro hopes to partner with other Rotary Clubs in Cobb County to be a part of this memorial.
We will be collecting hard cover and paperback books for distribution to veterans. This is in cooperation wiht United Military Care.