Atlanta History Center’s annual Veterans Day program honors the sacrifice of the women and men who served in the United States armed forces.
Join Atlanta History Center at our 2021 Veterans Day commemoration ceremony honoring the service and sacrifice of all our nation’s veterans, past and present.
This ceremony will take place on November 11 from 11am–12pm in Veterans Park at the corner of West Paces Ferry Road and Slaton Drive, and will feature speakers, music, and the opportunity to connect with other veterans and their families. Ceremony guests will receive free admission to Atlanta History Center following the program.
United States Colored Troops
Atlanta History Center is home to one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of Civil War memorabilia including a growing number of rare objects identified specifically with African American USCT soldiers and regiments.Explore the collection
The USCT was comprised of 135 regiments of infantry soldiers. In addition to infantry, the USCT had 13 heavy artillery, six cavalry, and a light artillery regiment. The people of color who were not allowed to enlist, such as women, helped the war effort by being cooks, spies, nurses, and scouts.
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed in German-occupied France in the largest amphibious invasion. More than 75 years later we listen to their stories and remember.
During WWI, women of all classes, nationalities, and races joined service and military organizations prepared for the battlefront, hospital, and relief effort.
Black soldiers have served this country since the Revolutionary War and their stories are vital in creating a more complete, more accurate picture of America’s past.
Atlanta History Center records, preserves, and makes accessible the stories of men and women who did serve as well as the civilians who supported them. Their stories allow future generations to hear directly from those who lived through our nation’s conflicts to better appreciate the realities and the sacrifices of war.
Between 1964 and 1975, nearly 3,500,000 men and women served in the United States armed forces in Southeast Asia. Each of them has a story to tell. Each story is unique.
Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace chronicles the history of World War I through immersive photography of the land which held the tragic battles.
Veterans History Project
As a Founding Partner of the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center, Atlanta History Center conducts oral history interviews with Veterans to preserve their stories for future generations.Learn More
Military History Resources
Explore Kenan Research Center’s Military History archival resources portal to learn about how to search our archives and view oral histories.Learn More
Related. Author Talk.
As a part of Atlanta History Center’s Virtual Author Talk series, Katherine Landdeck discusses her book The Women With Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.
Honoring the life and legacy of Atlanta’s most well-known civil rights leader.
For nearly 20 years, Atlanta History Center has partnered with the Consul General of Mexico and the Institute of Mexican Culture to host Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on our 33-acre campus.
Since 2013 Atlanta History Center has hosted an annual Juneteenth commemoration that connects visitors to this essential moment in national history through a weekend of free programming.