The American Legion’s 3rd Annual Veterans Memorial 5K Run, 1K Run/Walk and
Tot Trot was a BIG SUCCESS ON Saturday, 27 May 2017 with a start/finish at Marietta
Square. This family-friendly event was well organized with generous sponsors,
supporters, volunteers, music, free parking and more! Members from the
Georgia National Guard Recruiting team participated in the run and
were also on site with a gaming trailer!
Proceeds are designated for the Commander’s Fund of the American Legion, the Shepherd’s
Men and the GA National Guard Foundation! Military leadership from the GA
National Guard, including MG Joe Jarrard, BG Tom Carden, COL Randall
Simmons, CSM Jason York, CW2 Amanda Justus and many others led the way! A team from
the Shepherd’s Men participated in the 5K race after laying a wreath at the Marietta National Cemetery.
A Military Appreciation Celebration featuring the Georgia Symphony Orchestra
followed the race at 10:30 am in the Marietta Square! 40
piece orchestra provided an outstanding performance with members of the GSO Youth Orchestra and the
Marietta High School Band!
Special Thanks to American Legion Post 29 and all the organizers, sponsors, participants and supporters for designating the GA National Guard Foundation as a charity partner for the 3rd year to this awesome event!
Gary Jenkins and Peggy B! TBell and Glenda!