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 Meeting
11 May 2016

Gerald Flinchum
“Crossroads, Creeks & Clashes"
Civil War Skirmishes in Cherokee & North Cobb Counties 1864

Gerald has lived in the Atlanta area for 50 years, Woodstock for 26 years. He is a native North Carolinian, 8 generations of tobacco farmers from N.C. and colonial Virginia. Worked 28 years for Southern Bell Telephone Co. A.T. & T. Long Lines and retired as a network engineer from BellSouth Mobility.

Since retirement in 1996, Gerald has worked at Lowe's in Woodstock, IBM in Alpharetta Data Center and 10 years in the antique & estate sale business. Army Veteran 1970-1973, including one tour in Vietnam (1971-1972), and four years in the US Army Reserves 1984-1988

Starting in 2014, he has actively authored non-fiction projects, and has completed 5. He is working on two current projects: 3rd. Edition of the Flinchum family history to be completed in August, 2016.

Gerald has lectured at the Cherokee and Pickens County Historical Associations, Hickory Flat Library, Woodstock Dean Store & Welcome Center, and four SCV camps. He will be discussing his 2014 Book, “Crossroads, Creeks & Clashes" Civil War Skirmishes in Cherokee & North Cobb Counties 1864.

Please be sure to register for this informative luncheon event.


Monday 30, May 2016 - 11am
The Terraces Amphitheater
Big Canoe

Guest Speaker:
Lt Gen Steven L. Arnold, U.S. Army, Retired

The North Georgia Veterans (NGV) will celebrate Memorial
Day at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 30th at the Terraces amphitheater.

The guest speaker for the event is NGV member and Big Canoe resident, Lt Gen Steven L. Arnold, U.S. Army, Retired.

Steve Arnold served in the United States Army for nearly 35 years, culminating his service as the Commanding General of the Third United States Army and Army Central Command, which included responsibilities in 22 countries stretching from Pakistan back through the Middle East and south to Kenya. Other assignments of note included Chief of Plans and Operations for the Land Forces in Operation Desert Storm and subsequently, the Commanding General of the 10thMountain Division. His assignments included tours in Viet Nam, Korea, Germany, Somalia, and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. He also commanded US Army forces during Hurricane Andrew Relief efforts in South Florida.

In 2005 and 2006 Steve lived in Iraq while running the LOGCAP III program for KBR. That project provided US Forces and the Department of State with a complete logistics system as well as engineering and construction services in eight countries. His current work with civilian agencies allows Steve to continue to proudly support the soldiers of the United States and NATO.

Steve is Airborne and Ranger and also graduated from the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the US Air Force Command and Staff College and the US Army War College.  Steve was inducted into the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame last June. The Army Ranger Hall of Fame was formed to honor and preserve the spirit and contributions of America’s most extraordinary Rangers. “The members of the selection board take particular care to ensure that only the most extraordinary Army Rangers are inducted, a difficult mission given the high caliber of all nominees”.

We are indeed honored to have Lt Gen Steve Arnold, [Ret] as our guest speaker and urge you, your family and friends to attend the Memorial Day commemoration program.  Please plan to arrive NLT 10:45am, so the program may being on time at 11am.

Reservation Problems??

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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

11 May 2016 11:30 AM (EDT) • Mountains Grill at Big Canoe Clubhouse

2016 Lunch Menu

2ndquarter – 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 -   Phone 706-268-3441 [Fitness Center]

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.

2016 New Members

Philip Miller - Air Force
Jewel Henry - Air Force
Ron Mann - Army
H. Wayne Crawford - Army
Dan Bishop - Air Force
Ted Minick - Marine Corps
John Simmons - Army
Mike Bernstein - Air Force
Paul Corkill - Air Force
Jim Brescia - Army
Daniel Zachman - Air Force
John Hughes - Army
Byron Barron - Army
Charlie Ferris - Air Force
Rick Williams - Marine Corps
James Terry - Army
Scott Curran - Air Force
Steve Shannon - Army


  Community Dinner

We have tentatively committed to hosting the July 2016 Community Dinner.  Please save the date on our calendar 27 July 2016.  Details forthcoming as planning takes shape.



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