Veterans Day Celebration


2018 - Veterans Day Reporter Ad - REV 1.2The City of Sandy Springs Veterans Day celebration is changing locations and expanding to include three family-friendly events.  The 9th Annual Veterans Day Celebration will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018, on the Green at City Springs.  


The City’s traditional Veterans Day Tribute will take place on the City Green beginning at 11:30 a.m. Retired USMCR Colonel Jim Bacchus will be the keynote speaker. Mr. Bacchus served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Providing music will be the 116th Army Band Brass Quintet, and returning as emcee is U.S. Army Veteran, Sandy Springs resident, and former WSB anchor John Pruitt.  


Immediately following the Veterans Day Tribute, there will be a celebration honoring the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps, including a traditional cake cutting.  The event will take place take place in the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.


The entire community is invited back to the City Green that evening to enjoy a family-friendly Veterans Day Concert featuring the Tom Yankton Band. Former Rascal Flatts band member, Yankton is a musician, singer, songwriter, and entertainer whose band frequently performs in Nashville. The set list will include popular songs as well as patriotic anthems.


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