Official COVID-19 Announcement by the Veterans Administration and the National Cemetery Association

Official COVID-19 Announcement by the Veterans Administration and the National Cemetery Association
All Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, the National Cemetery Administration is continuing to adjust its services in light of the best practices urged by the CDC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more

North Cobb Schools: Raising community awareness, understanding and action against drug abuse

North Cobb Schools: Raising community awareness, understanding and action against drug abuse
North Cobb Schools Team UP with Home Grown, NFL Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller to kick off Red Ribbon Week Events and raise community awareness, understanding and action against drug abuse. Baker Elementary School, in partnership with North Cobb High School, will host a special event, “Team Up Against Drugs with Darren Waller” to kick off Red Ribbon Week events for students and families. With the support from community leaders and substance abuse experts, the event on October 10th, at 6:30 p.m. will feature former Cobb County Student/Athlete and current Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller as he shares his inspirational journey. read more

GFC Assists with Defibrillator Training At The Post on August 8, 2019

GFC Assists with Defibrillator Training At The Post on August 8, 2019
On August 8, 2019, the Ron Asby North Cobb American Legion Post 304 held a training class for its new defibrillator. Captain Nick Adams, Cobb County EMS Operations Captain of the Cobb County Fire Department, taught the class on basic CPR and the use of the AED Defibrillator to several Post members and bar/kitchen staff. read more

National League of POW-MIA Families

National League of POW-MIA Families
AMERICANS ACCOUNTED FOR: On 7/26/19, DPAA posted the identification of Major Neal C. Ward, USAF. Listed as MIA in Laos on 6/13/69, his remains were recovered on 12/13/17, and identified on 7/19/19. On 6/11/19, DPAA announced that Air Force Colonel Roy A. Knight, Jr, listed as MIA on 5/19/67 over Laos, is now accounted for. His remains were recovered on 2/28/19, and ID’d on 6/4/19. Prior to that, DPAA announced on 2/25/19 that Navy Reserve Journalist 3rd Class Raul A. Guerra, USN, listed as MIA on 10/8/67, was accounted for. His remains were recovered on 8/15/05 and identified on 2/20/19. read more

Veteran Funeral Plans: Serving Those Who Served For Us

Veteran Funeral Plans: Serving Those Who Served For Us
Planning a funeral, either for you or a loved one, will always create unanswered questions for the family. If the deceased served in the military, that planning should reflect their service to their country. Georgia Funeral Care & Cremations has several options available to honor veterans. read more

Burial or Cremation: Important Details to Consider

Burial or Cremation: Important Details to Consider
The loss of a loved one is difficult no matter what the circumstances are. Whether it’s after a lengthy illness or an unexpected loss, the death of someone important to you and your family is an emotional and trying time. read more

Operation Toy Soldier

Please help us make a donation of toys to active and non-active duty military for their children. HELPING CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES Black Friday November 24th–December 15th read more

The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields.”

The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields.”
After World War I, the poppy flourished in Europe. Scientists attributed the growth to soils in France and Belgium becoming enriched with lime from the rubble left by the war. From the dirt and mud grew a beautiful red poppy. The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields.” The poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. while serving on the front lines. read more

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness. read more

Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Collects Donations for People and Pets of Houston

Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Collects Donations for People and Pets of Houston
Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services and sister company Dream Land Pet Memorial Center, of Acworth, put out the word shortly after hurricane Harvey hit Houston, TX, that they were collecting needed donations for the people and pets of Houston. read more