Public invited to events honoring veterans at Christian City

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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.

Salute to Veterans

Monday, Nov. 11, 10 – 11 a.m., Christian City Auditorium, 7290 Lester Road

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.

Evening of Fellowship with VFW 6649

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6 – 8 p.m., Christian City Auditorium – 7290 Lester Road

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.

Student-Vet Connect

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. – noon, Christian City Auditorium – 7290 Lester Road

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.

 

A Patriotic People’s Club

Thursday, Nov. 14, 3 – 4 p.m., Christian City Auditorium – 7290 Lester Road

Presentation by Dale Barnett, US Army Ret., and National Commander of the American Legion from 2015-2016.

 

Veterans Wall of Honor Portrait Reveal

Friday, Nov. 15, 2 – 3:30 p.m. , Christian City Recreation Center – Park at 7345 Red Oak Road

(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.

About Christian City

Christian City was established 54 years ago when the first cottage for abused and abandoned children opened on Valentine’s Day 1965. Today, there are more than 1,000 residents, both children and senior adults, living at Christian City, a nonprofit organization that depends on the generosity of donors for financial support. The 500-acre campus, located 15 minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and adjacent to the border with Fayette County, includes the Children’s Village Residential Program, Crossroads Foster Care & Adoption Program, Safe Place Runaway & Homeless Youth Program, Thrive Graduate Transition Program, active senior living patio homes and apartments, thrift store, assisted living center, skilled nursing & rehab center, memory care, home health and hospice care. The nonprofit serves the entire metro Atlanta area and beyond from its campus in south Fulton County. For more information, visit www.christiancity.org or call 770-703-AMEN.