North Georgia Veterans

Please join us 

If you served in the armed forces of the United States, we would like to invite you to join with us for lunch and fellowship on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Mountains Grill at the Big Canoe Clubhouse.   Our meetings start at 11:30am and usually end by 1:30pm.  Cost is $17 per person and includes a great buffet lunch.  Dress is informal for our monthly meetings.

Membership is open to all who served and received an honorable discharge.  There is no cost to becoming a member of North Georgia Veterans, so please complete an online application today.

 8 July Meeting

Daniel D. Holtz

Assistant Commissioner for Administration, Health and Memorials for the Georgia Department of Veterans Service

"Benefits for Georgia Veterans"

Daniel D. Holtz has been the Assistant Commissioner for Administration, Health and Memorials for the Georgia Department of Veterans Service since May 1, 2009. In this capacity he serves as the department’s chief fiscal officer and supervises budget development, support operations, the state veterans’ homes in Augusta and Milledgeville, the state veterans’ cemeteries in Glennville and Milledgeville, and the department’s construction and renovation program.

Mr. Holtz joined the GDVS in December 1999 as director of the Health & Memorials Division and served in that role through April 30, 2009. During this time he led the department’s efforts to establish state veterans memorial cemeteries at Glennville and Milledgeville and oversaw ongoing efforts to upgrade and expand facilities at the state’s war veterans’ nursing homes in Augusta and Milledgeville. Prior to joining the department and following his retirement from the Air Force, he briefly served as the chief financial officer of a specialty hospital in Washington, DC and subsequently served as the chief executive officer of a community hospital in Georgia.

Previously, Mr. Holtz served a 25-year career with the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps, rising to the rank of Colonel. During his military service, he served tours in Vietnam and various stateside bases and as the commander of a medical treatment facility in Europe. He completed his military service at the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office in Washington and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs at the Pentagon. He retired from the military on September 1, 1991.

During his military career, Mr. Holtz was awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), the Air Force Commendation Medal, the National Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal (with three stars), the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was awarded the Department of Defense Service Badge and the Air Force Chief Medical Service Corps Badge.

Mr. Holtz is a life member and past president of the Georgia Military Officers Association of America (GMOAA), the statewide affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and currently serves as GMOAA secretary. He is a life member and board member of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Holtz holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Butler University and a master’s degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He and his wife, Linda, reside in Douglasville, Georgia.


GDVS Announces Vietnam War Certificate of Honor Program

The North Georgia Veterans have collected the requisite data from 69 veterans. The data was forwarded to the Georgia Department of Veterans Services on 19 June at 1300Hrs.  A group presentation is scheduled for  our 12 August 2015 Luncheon Meeting.

For more information about the program click here:


Reservation Problems??

There have been problems reported with our reservation system.  We have not been able to repeat the symptoms with testing and therefore we are asking for your help.

Upon completion of your event registration / reservation you should find a confirmation email in your In-box or spam folder. If you do not receive the confirmation message chances are your request was unsuccessful.  If after a second attempt you do not successfully complete the process please contact Paul Goldstein for assistance:

Lastly, please keep your confirmation message until the completion of the luncheon. In case your name is not on the sign-in list, we will need this message to help hunt down what happened.


Event registration - Click meeting date below

08 Jul 2015 11:30 AM • Mountains Grill at Big Canoe Clubhouse
17 Sep 2015 8:00 AM • Toccoa, GA

2015 Lunch Menu

3rdquarter – Includes salad only, no soups

July – Hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans
August – Barbeque, cold slaw, and Brunswick stew
September – Country style ribs, pasta salad and baked beans

Important links to Remember

To order a replacement DD-214 -

Apply for VA health benefits online -

Georgia Nationa Cemetary - Canton, GA -

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form.doc

Order NGV imprinted merchandise -
To order imprinted merchandise contact.doc

Memorial template for your funeral -North Georgia Veterans Memorial Service template.doc

Benefits for Aging Veterans -

Drew Early Veterans Benefit Presentation -
N. GA Veterans Benefits 4.10.13.ppt

To order campaign tie and/or miniature medals - Click on uniform components tab above for appropriate order links.

2015 New Members

Robert Watson - Army
Dick Dame - Army
Michael Whatley - Army
Jim Curland - Navy
Ray Jones - Air Force
Jeptha V. Greer - Army
Annette Ripley - Army
Ralph Ripley - Army
Dennett Hansell - Army
Douglas Hosmer - Air Force
Charles "Ray" Hughes - Army

John Misback - Army
Terry Nicholson - Army
William (Bill) Booth - Navy
Lee Hulsey - Air Force
Jeremy Klaas - Marine Corps


Currahee Military Museum
Toccoa, GA - 17 September

Registration is open and available in the event registration section of this page located above.

0815 Muster at Wildcat Parking Lot
0830 Depart Wildcat by multiple privately owned vehicles for the Museum in Toccoa
1000 Arrive Currahee Military Museum and begin tour with our guide Steve Tilley
$5.00 entry fee payable upon arrival.
1145 Depart Museum for X-Factor Grill & Cornerstone Restaurant, Toccoa, GA
1200 Lunch from short order menu at restaurant [pay as you go]
TBD Free time to visit Toccoa, Toccoa Falls and return to Big Canoe


Currahee Military Museum (at newly renovated train depot)
160 Alexander Street
Toccoa, GA 30577

click on “Links” for more information

Restaurant – X-Factor Grill &
Cornerstone Restaurant
27 Doyle Street
Toccoa, Georgia 30577


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