Veterans Day

Atlanta History Center’s annual Veterans Day observance honors the sacrifice of the women and men who served in the United States armed forces.

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 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.

On Sunday, November 12th, Atlanta History Center will offer free admission for veterans, active servicemembers, and their families. Join us for curator chats, walking tours of Veterans Park, a special line-up of veterans history project interviews and veterans-related short films, and tabling and activities from our veteran organizational partners. Free admission can be claimed at the door with valid military ID.

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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Veterans History Project

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