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2nd Annual Veterans Honor Convoy: Join Us to Thank our Veterans

May 17, 2016 01:40PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Gallery: Veterans Convoy - All photos courtesy of Kevin Croom [6 Images] Click any image to expand.

On the 3rd Saturday in May – Armed Forces Day – we will enjoy our 2nd Annual Veterans Honor Convoy. Just like last year, we will begin lining up at Terrora Park in Tallulah Falls, Georgia at 9:00 AM. The convoy of service men and woman and those who support them will leave Tallulah Falls  at 10:00 AM and travel north on Hwy 441 to Hwy 246 (at the traffic light) in Dillard – then we’ll turn on Kelly’s Creek Rd and travel to Rabun Business Park where we will have a reception for the Veterans and their families. 

This year we will highlight our Korean Veterans Last year we had 53 Veterans sign up!  We highlighted our WWII Vets. All of them were chauffeured in beautifully restored classic vehicles. There were 156 vehicles in the Convoy – and most of them carried multiple vets. Lots of citizens gathered on the roadsides with flags, banners and signs – saying Thank You. 

We ask you to help us get the word out. Last year, several churches had their members gather in a group alongside 441 to wave, cheer and offer thanks!  We want every man or woman who has honorably worn a USA military uniform to ride in our Convoy and give us a chance to say Thanks... that’s all they have to do - ride in a vehicle and wave at their grateful citizens. After last yars event many Vets told us they had never been recognized and appreciated. We KNOW it is thanks to our military that we enjoy the freedoms we have and can sleep at night because they still preserve our safety.

They can register by email to: [email protected] or stop by any of the following locations and sign up: American Legion – VFW - Tallulah Falls City Hall – Wild Bill’s Army/Navy Store in Wiley – Clayton City Hall – the Chamber Welcome Center – Friendly’s in Mountain City – Dillard City Hall and Sky Valley Welcome Center. 

Let’s make this a spectacular event – so our Veterans know how much we appreciate them!


*No political signs are allowed in the Veterans Convoy. This is about our service men and women.


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