Veterans Day Weekend Celebration 2023

Public Programs
Sunday, Nov 12 2023 @ 9am - 4pm

Join Atlanta History Center for a special weekend celebration honoring our nation’s veterans.

Atlanta History Center invites all active-duty service members, veterans, their families, and grateful community members to visit Atlanta History Center’s Buckhead campus the weekend of Veterans Day to celebrate.

On Saturday, November 11th, Atlanta History Center encourages all to attend the 42nd Annual Veterans Day Parade happening in Midtown Atlanta. More information about the parade is available here. Learn more about watching the parade at Atlanta History Center’s Midtown campus here.

On Sunday, November 12, Atlanta History Center’s Buckhead campus will offer free admission for veterans, active service members, and their families. Join us for curator chats, walking tours of Veterans Park, a special line-up of Veterans History Project interviews and documentaries, and a complimentary barbecue lunch for the first 250 guests. Free admission can be claimed at the door.

Schedule TimeDescriptionLocation
Timed Activities11am, 2pmGuided Tour of Veterans ParkMeet at Texas Locomotive
12pmBarbecue Lunch in Veterans Park, complimentary meal tickets can be claimed at the front desk during check-in (limited to first 250 guests)Veterans Park
1pm, 3pmCurators Chat about military and veterans history artifacts with Gordon Jones, Senior Military Historian, and Sue VerHoef, Director of Oral History and GenealogyExhibition Hallway
Ongoing Activity10am-4pmScreening of Veterans History Project interviews and related documentariesKennedy Theater
10am-4pmTabling of Veterans history and service organizations, including kid’s activitiesAllen Atrium

Since this year’s parade falls on Veterans Day, Atlanta History Center will not host a ceremony in Veterans Park. Atlanta History Center’s Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony will return in 2024.


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