Downtown Honors Veterans Day

November 9,2012

Sunday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and in recognition, the Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association of Atlanta, Inc., will be conducting its annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday at 11:11 a.m. in downtown Atlanta.

The parade will pass in front of the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola near where a Military Appreciation Event will take place in Pemberton Place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place between the venues.

During the celebration, static displays of military equipment including an Apache helicopter and several Humvees will cover the Pemberton Place green space. In addition, a special demonstration by the United States Army’s Silver Wings Parachute Team will take place at the conclusion of the Veterans Day Parade at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Representatives from the Red Cross Military Group and other organizations also will be onsite to provide information regarding their efforts to support members of the armed forces. The Georgia National Guard will share insight into its “Guard Your Business” program which highlights the many advantages business owners may be eligible for when hiring veterans.

The Georgia Aquarium, Inside CNN Studio Tour and World of Coca-Cola also will feature military discounts in honor of Veterans Day:

From Nov. 10-17, the Georgia Aquarium will show appreciation for military personnel and their families by offering 20 percent off general admission tickets for those with a military ID. This special thank you will be offered to active and retired military personnel, veterans and their families.

To show appreciation for military personnel and their families year round, the Inside CNN Studio Tour offers complimentary admission to active, reserve and retired members of our armed forces and veterans with military ID. Their guests receive discounted admission of $12 each.

The World of Coca-Cola will offer a special bulk ticket promotion Nov. 10-18 for active duty, reserve and retired members of the armed forces and their families, who receive complimentary admission to the attraction year round. During this special period, members may purchase up to four half-price tickets for their friends and family to enjoy the attraction. They’ll also receive a 10 percent discount at The Coca-Cola Store inside the World of Coca-Cola. To take advantage of this special promotion, military members and retirees simply present their valid armed forces ID cards at the World of Coca-Cola ticketing window and at The Coca-Cola Store checkout.