Wednesday 11/11/15 at 11:00am
Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and
Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and
Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.
The Board of Directors of The Walk of Heroes extends a welcome to all to come join us in observing Veterans Day this year on Wednesday, November 11th. Ceremonies will commence at 11 AM at the Presentation Enclave at the Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial Park in Rockdale County. There is no cost to attend, and parking is free.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Duane Williams, Chairman of the Georgia State Steering Committee for Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America.
An official Flag Retirement Ceremony will immediately follow on stage ceremonies.
For more information about this ceremony, or any programs or membership of the WOH, please contact Chairman Tommy Clack at 404-401-7142
What is a Flag Retirement Ceremony?
Flag Retirement is the term used to define the proper, dignified way of destroying United States flags that are no longer fit to serve the nation. The Walk of Heroes, in conjunction with local veterans groups, will conduct an official ceremony for United States flags no longer fit to serve the local area.
About Dr. Wayman Dwayne Williams
As Georgia Leadership Fellow, Dr. Williams is a catalyst for veteran leadership development, policy advocacy and team building. Dr. Williams spent 26 years with the Active Army and a number of years in the reserve components. In his last combat assignment he was responsible to the MNFI Surgeon and MNFI Commanding General for independent coordination with various government and nongovernment agencies to support health sector partnership programs with the Iraqi government as he traveled across the country. He has advanced degrees in religion and public policy. He is currently the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Advisory Board of DeKalb County, Georgia, responsible for the county’s veteran recognition, advocacy, and research programs on behalf of the 42,000 veterans in one of Georgia’s largest counties. He has been working in the veteran policy and advocacy space for nine years. Dr. Williams is an outspoken proponent of the Veterans Access to Choice and Accountability Act (VACAA), and has contributed many personal hours working with national leaders to ensure it passage into law and for thecontinued funding of this program.