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.


May Luncheon
9 May 2018

The Dust of Kandahar

By: Jonathan Addleton


Jonathan Addleton retired from the US Foreign Service in January 2017 following a 33-year career that included assignments as US Ambassador to Mongolia; USAID Representative to the European Union; USAID Mission Director in India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Mongolia and Central Asia; and US Senior Civilian Representative to southern Afghanistan based in Kandahar. Currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of International and Global Studies at Mercer University, he is also Executive Director of the American Center for Mongolian Studies. His PhD is from Tufts University and his BS is from Northwestern University. His books include The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan (Naval Institute Press); Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History (Hong Kong University Press); Some Far and Distant Place (University of Georgia Press); and Undermining the Center: The Gulf Migration and Pakistan (Oxford University Press)).  

Short description of presentation:

Ambassador Addleton will talk about his most recent book,The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan. Providing a personal account of one diplomat's year of service in America's longest war, he movingly describes the everyday human drama of the American soldiers, government officials, religious leaders and others with whom he interacted in southern Afghanistan. His writing is at its most vivid in his firsthand account of the April 2013 suicide bombing attack outside a Zabul school that killed his translator, a fellow Foreign Service Officer and three American soldiers. The memory of this tragedy lingers over his narrative, his prose offering a heart-felt tribute to the soldiers with whom he served as well as providing poignant glimpses into the interior life of a U.S. diplomat stationed in harm's way.

Please mark your calendar now.  


Reservations close at 3pm, 4 May 2018.

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Chick-Fil-A Tribute
Alex Korchan, store manager of the Marietta Chic-fil-A

I think this is especially neat since a number of VA facilities are removing the bibles from the displays at some of the VA locations.

MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets

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By Bill Callen: Top Right News

Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock.

According to a Facebook post he published on Mon, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a "Missing Man Table" that contained a single rose, a Bible & a folded American flag, as well as a plaque w/in which was the following explanation:

"This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms. The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening's toast. The chair is empty — they are missing." 

After the story went viral, the store manager, Alex Korchan, explained to WSB that his team members had set up the table because they "wanted to honor veterans." Furthermore, he offered free meals to all veterans and their family members on Veterans Day. Korchan also put up a poster so that customers could write in the names of loved ones who they have lost. "We've had a lot of people who have come in and seen it and been touched by it," Korchan continued. "It's been special to
see"



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Event registration - Click meeting date below

09 May 2018 11:30 AM • Mountains Grill at Big Canoe Clubhouse


2018 Lunch Menu

2nd quarter – Includes two soups and salad

April – Beef stroganoff with pasta
May – Center pork chop with sauce
June – Grilled chicken breast


Important links to Remember

Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative Assistance - http://www.bcwell.org/?page_id=2   Phone 706-268-3441 [Fitness Center]

To order a replacement DD-214 - http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

Apply for VA health benefits online - https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

Georgia National Cemetary - Canton, GA - http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/georgia.asp

Veteran EOL Benefit
End of Life.pdf

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form UPDATE 2018.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 - http://www.veteranaid.org/program.php

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.

2018 New Members

Adam Cabrera - Army
Greg Morris - Navy
Jack Brown - Army
Brian Robertson - Navy
Richard Mullan - Army
Doug Hanley - Marine Corps
Brian Gracey - Navy

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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: mailto:Paul.F.Goldstein@gmail.com

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.


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