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Military Appreciation Week extravaganza taking place in Pemberton Place, Atlanta, Georgia


ATLANTA (October 23, 2009) – In recognition of Veterans Day, the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola, will host U.S. Armed Forces Appreciation Day on Saturday, November. 7, 2009, from 12 – 4 p.m. in Pemberton Place, located between the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.


With a special focus on military appreciation, public support and education, the day will feature demonstrations with military personnel and equipment. Various branches of the military will participate on-site, as well as representatives from local USO offices, Shepherd Center and SHARE, members of Operation Homefront and Wounded Warriors of Georgia. Guests are invited to sign the Operation Homefront banner which will be sent to military members in Afghanistan, and visitors can write a personalized message to the troops on postcards designed by children across Georgia through the Xerox Let’s Say Thanks Program. The cards will be included in care packages to deployed troops around the globe through military support organization Give2TheTroops®.


Static displays include a World War II Jeep provided by the National Museum of Patriotism, a Howitzer tank provided by the 1-214th Field Artillery Battalion and more. At 1 p.m., the Army National Guard Warrior Training Team from Ft. Benning will repel 70 feet down the side of the World of Coca-Cola building.


The World of Coca-Cola

The World of Coca-Cola will offer a special promotion Nov. 7-15 for active and retired members of the Armed Forces including Reserves and National Guard and their families. Active and retired members of the Armed Forces are always admitted to the World of Coca-Cola free, but during this special period members may purchase up to four half-price tickets for their friends and family. They may also receive a 10% 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 ticket booth and at The Coca-Cola Store checkout.


Georgia Aquarium

From November 7-15, the Georgia Aquarium will also recognize and show appreciation for military personnel and their families by offering a $20 general admission ticket. All members of the Armed Forces (Active duty, Reserves, Retired and National Guard) and their families will receive this special thank you, as well as a 10% discount in the Aquarium gift shops. For more details on the week-long event, please visit


Other special Veterans Day offers in Atlanta include:


PR Contacts

Georgia Aquarium
Mackenzie Whalen
(404) 581-4230


World of Coca-Cola
Jacquie Wansley
(404) 676-3886


About Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest with more than eight million gallons of water and more aquatic life than any other aquarium. The mission of the Georgia Aquarium is to be an entertaining, educational and scientific institution featuring exhibits and programs of the highest standards, offering engaging and exciting guest experiences and promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. For additional information, visit


About the World of Coca-Cola
At the World of Coca-Cola, experience the fascinating history of the world’s most famous soft drink in a dynamic, multimedia attraction featuring a fully-functioning bottling line that produces an 8 oz. glass bottle of Coca-Cola for each and every guest. View over 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts ranging from vintage bottles to a 1939 Coca-Cola delivery truck from Argentina. The thrilling, multi-sensory 4-D movie experience, “In Search of the Secret Formula”, puts you right in the action. Tempt your taste buds with over 60 different beverages made by The Coca-Cola Company from around the world in Taste It! Experience something new and inviting around every corner of the World of Coca-Cola.


The World of Coca-Cola is located at 121 Baker Street in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta and is accessible via the Peachtree Center or CNN/ World Congress Center MARTA stations. Consumers with questions about the attraction may call 1-800-676-COKE or visit our website at to purchase timed tickets.


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