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.

Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul welcomes the crowd at the Veterans Day ceremony.
Sandy Springs resident and former Army Capt. Jack Solomon delivered the keynote address at the Sandy Springs Veterans Day ceremony.
A large crowd was in attendance at the Sandy Springs Veterans Day ceremony.
Students from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Sandy Springs Veterans Day ceremony.
Bridget Kovach and her husband, Andrew Kovach, a World War II veteran, traveled from Bridgeport, Penn., to visit their daughter in Sandy Springs and attend the ceremony.
The city of Sandy Springs hosted a Veterans Day ceremony at the Concourse.
Sandy Springs residents Alan Burdett, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and his wife Billie Anne attend the Veterans Day ceremony at the Concourse in Sandy Springs.

Ann Marie Quill

Ann Marie Quill is Associate Editor at Reporter Newspapers.

One reply on “Sandy Springs honors veterans at ceremony”

  1. Special Thanks to the city of Sandy Springs for putting on another great Veterans day tribute. As a former USAF Airman (1996-2000), as well as a business owner, headquartered right here in the King Building, I have been to this event for the past three years and find great satisfaction celebrating this special day with my fellow Vets. Special Thanks to all of those that have served, continue to serve, and god bless all those that made the ultimate sacrifice for this great country of ours. Former U.S. Army Captain John Solomon is a class act and phenomenal speaker.

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