Public invited to Veterans events at Christian City

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From Special Reports

Christian City has announced a week-long slate of events and activities to honor the 62 veterans who currently reside at Christian City in active senior homes, the assisted living center or skilled nursing & rehabilitation center.

The public is invited to attend all events.

Monday, Nov. 11, 10-11 a.m.
Salute to Veterans
Christian City Auditorium – 7290 Lester Road, Union City
Join us as we salute the veterans who live at Christian City! The Creekside High School JROTC Color Guard will present the colors in the opening ceremony, followed by a musical program and recognition of Christian City’s veterans by branch of service. President and CEO, Keith Horton, will present a commemorative pin to each veteran. Horton served in the United States military for 20 years, including his position as deputy director of the Combat Arms Force Management Division for the Pentagon. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2006. Horton joined Christian City as President and CEO in July 2019.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Evening of Fellowship with VFW 6649
Christian City Auditorium
VFW 6449 will host an evening of fellowship, including a meet-and-greet and discussion of veteran benefits. The guest speaker is District 3 Commander, Wilbert Jordan.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
Student-Vet Connect
Christian City Auditorium
50 students from the history department at Newnan High School will visit Christian City for one-on-one visitations and Q&A with veterans. Veterans are encouraged to contact Tyler Wright at 770-703-2730 to participate. Stephen Quisenberry, Newnan High’s History Chair, will also present about various opportunities for veterans to interact with the NHS history department.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 3-4 p.m.
A Patriotic People’s Club
Christian City Auditorium
Presentation by Dale Barnett, US Army Ret., and National Commander of the American Legion from 2015-2016.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
Veterans Wall of Honor Portrait Reveal
Christian City Recreation Center – Park at 7345 Red Oak Road, Union City
(shuttle service provided from parking to Rec Center)
Join us for an afternoon celebrating the men and women who have served our country in the military. A Wall of Honor featuring portraits of more than 50 veterans who currently reside at Christian City will be unveiled. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

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