26 March 2008

US Hwy 80 to be Officially Dedicated as Korean War Veteran Memorial Hwy

This Friday, March 28 at 1:30 pm, US Highway 80 will officially be dedicated as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway, honoring all the veterans of that conflict. Ceremonies will take place at the Bibb County Sports Complex in Macon. Guest speaker will be M/Gen Terry Nesbitt, Adjutant General for the State of Georgia. Veterans and state officials from across Georgia are expected to attend. The Department of Georgia of the American Legion has played a key role in securing the recognition of our Korean War veterans with the dedication of this highway, stretching across our state.

Commander Dave Niebes will be leading a caravan of any Post 105 member wishing to attend the ceremony. Weather forecast is sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s. Members should assemble at the Log Cabin in Fayetteville, departing for Macon at Noon sharp, this Friday.

All Korean War veterans from Post 105 attending this event will receive a Korean War Veterans hat pin from the Commander. For those wishing to drive on their own, the Bibb County Sports Complex is located at 2797 Heath Road, Macon, Georgia, near Westside High School off I-475, exit 5.

Contact Dave Niebes, 678-478-6872/cell if you plan to attend or have any questions.

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