Atlanta History Center’s annual Veterans Day program honors the sacrifice of the women and men who served in the United States armed forces.
Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony.
Each year on Veterans Day, Atlanta History Center hosts a commemoration to honor all veterans who have served and continue to serve in the United States armed forces. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 event was livestreamed at Atlanta History Center. We invite you to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and explore the importance of remembering and preserving Veterans’ stories.
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
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.
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.
During WWI, women of all classes, nationalities, and races joined service and military organizations prepared for the battlefront, hospital, and relief effort.
There are more than 59,000 objects in our collection. Find out where exactly they come from + what happens when they arrive.
This Memorial Day we honor our veterans by hearing from Col. Robert Certain, who bravely fought during the Vietnam War.
We collect, preserve, and share veterans’ accounts so future generations can hear directly and better appreciate the realities of war and the sacrifices made.
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed in German-occupied France in the largest amphibious invasion. 75 years later we listen to their stories and remember.
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.
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
- Read about Atlanta History Center exhibition More Than Self in the Winter 2017 issue.
- Discover Atlanta History Center’s World War I Centennial programming and exhibitions in the “World War One Centennial Overview” and information about veterans-related history within the “On These Dates” piece in the Winter 2018 issue.
- See the Regimental Flag of the 127th United States Colored Troops (USCT) from the Civil War on the cover and read about traveling exhibition Black Citizenship In the Age of Jim Crow, which references the importance of military service to the struggle for equal rights in the Winter 2020 issue.
- See how Veterans Park fits into Goizueta Gardens in the Spring 2020 issue.
Each year, in the spirit of community service, Atlanta History Center offers free admission and a host of family programming on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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.