Opening Reception for "Over Here and Over There: Georgia & Georgians in World War II."
May 1, 2014
The public is invited to the reception from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. as we open this special traveling exhibition from the Bandy Heritage Center at Dalton State University. The interactive exhibit commemorates the contributions of Georgia and Georgians to the war effort in World War II. The exhibit explores the daily life of Georgians on the home front and battle front during the war. Highlights include a model of the 6th Cavalry at the Battle of the Bulge, World War II ship models, footlockers with dress-up interactive items and reproduction non-firing weapons.
National Military Appreciation Month
May -all month long
Throughout the month of May, we will be celebrating and honoring our military in a variety of ways. Here are some dates to mark on your calendar for May to be part of our celebration.
Free Admission Saturdays
Loyalty Day - May 1
Join us as we reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.
Public Service Recognition Week - May 4-10
Theme: Proud to Serve
Honor the men and women who serve the nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.
69th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day - May 8
Military Spouse Appreciation Day - May 9
Honor military spouses and the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.
Armed Forces Day - May 17
Thank our military members serving in the Air Force, Army, Cost Guard, Marines and Navy for their patriotic service and support of our county.
Memorial Day - May 26
A remembrance of our veterans and commemoration of all who died while in military service.
3rd Annual Remembering Our Heroes Motorcycle Ride & Poker Run
June 7, 2014
The museum is putting out the call for volunteers to assist with the museum's Remembering Our Heroes Memorial Motorcycle Ride. Proceeds benefit the memorial garden at the World War II monument and Post flagpole. The scenic ride and Poker Run will receive a $2,500 matching community grant from Modern Woodmen of America. For the third year in a row, America Bikers Active Toward Education known as A.B.A.T.E. has agreed to plan the route through scenic North Georgia and man the stops. Participation in the ride is free but donations are gladly accepted. Poker hands are $5 each or 3 for $10. First bikes out at 10:00 a.m., last bike out at 11:00 a.m.Volunteers are needed to recruit riders, promote the ride with motorcycle clubs and collect door prizes. Anyone interested in helping can e-mail email@example.com.
5th Annual Remembering Our Heroes
October 25, 2014
Experience World War II as the 6th Cavalry Museum and community volunteers present a day of living history and remembrance of our Armed Forces. The events will be held on the former parade ground – polo field of the Army Post at Fort Oglethorpe (1902 – 1946).
photos by Kymberly L. Thomas