The city of Sandy Springs paid tribute to veterans on Nov. 11. In front of the Concourse lake, Mayor Rusty Paul welcomed a crowd of hundreds with all branches of the armed forces represented. He cited a quote from Gen. Colin Powell that said “When you wake up the next day, Nov. 12, remember that it’s still Veterans Day for our veterans, and it will be every day of their lives.” Former U.S. Army Capt. Jack Solomon, a Sandy Springs resident, gave the keynote address. He said that some 5,000 vets live in Sandy Springs, making up about 5 percent of residents.