In recognition of Veterans Day, the Georgia Aquarium, Inside CNN Studio Tours and World of Coca-Cola will host a Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 9am-3pm in Pemberton Place, located between the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. This event is free and open to the public.
With a special focus on military appreciation, public support and education, this event will offer you the opportunity to interact with military personnel representing various branches of the Armed Forces, experience the thrill of seeing military equipment up close and learn about some of the many programs providing support to our veterans.
This year’s Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11:11am in downtown Atlanta and will pass right in front of the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola on Baker St., allowing you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the parade close at hand. The excitement will continue in Pemberton Place where static displays of military equipment covering a variety of eras and representing all branches of the Armed Forces will cover the green space. Notable displays will include an Apache helicopter, Paladin Howitzer, and a Vietnam-era UH-1H “Huey” helicopter provided by The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. The Humvee used by CNN journalists in the first Gulf War will be relocated to Pemberton Place from the atrium of CNN Center just for this event. 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 approx.12:30pm.
Representatives from the Red Cross Military Group and other organizations will be onsite to provide information regarding their efforts to support members of our armed forces. Georgia National Guard will share insight into their “Guard Your Business” program which highlights the many advantages business owners may be eligible for when hiring veterans.
In addition to the celebration, The Coca-Cola Company is pleased to announce that from November 10th through November 18th, the World of Coca-Cola is proud to offer a special promotion to members of the Armed Forces (Active duty, Reserves and Retired) and their families. While we are pleased to continue offering complimentary admission to members of the Armed Forces on an ongoing basis, during this special period, members may also purchase up to four tickets for their friends and family at a discounted rate of 50% off general admission prices.
Click to learn more about our Armed Forces Appreciation.