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Veterans Day Celebration

Military Appreciation Event Held in Pemberton Place During Atlanta’s Veterans Day Parade


ATLANTA (November 5, 2012) – In recognition of Veterans Day, the Georgia Aquarium, Inside CNN Studio Tours and the World of Coca-Cola will host a Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pemberton Place. The event is free and open to the public, and will take place between the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola during the 2012 Veterans Day Parade.


Presented by the Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association of Atlanta, Inc.M, this year’s Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11:11 a.m. in downtown Atlanta and will pass in front of the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola on Baker Street where the Pemberton Place celebration will be held. The celebration will offer visitors the opportunity to interact with military personnel representing various branches of the armed forces, see military equipment up close and learn about some of the many programs that support our veterans.


During the celebration, static displays of military equipment covering a variety of eras and representing several branches of the armed forces will cover the Pemberton Place 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 the CNN Center just for this event as well.


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:


Georgia Aquarium


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. For more details on the week-long event, please visit


Inside CNN Studio Tour


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


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.


PR Contacts


Georgia Aquarium
Jessica Fontana
(404) 581-4391


Inside CNN Studio Tour
Jennifer Cruce
(404) 827-3293

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


About Georgia Aquarium 
Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, is the world’s largest with more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of 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 promoting the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit


Inside CNN is a 55-minute guided behind-the-scenes tour of Atlanta’s CNN studios, presenting an exciting glimpse of news and broadcasting in action from the global headquarters CNN Worldwide. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television digital media.


About the World of Coca-Cola 
World of Coca-Cola has welcomed guests from six continents, more than 75 countries, all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Join more than 5 million people who have visited the Atlanta attraction and experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink at the dynamic, multimedia home of the 126-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola. Get closer than ever before to the vault containing the secret recipe, and see the fully-functioning bottling line that produces a commemorative glass bottle of Coca-Cola for every guest. View more than 1,200 never-before-displayed artifacts, take a trip around the world in a thrilling 4-D movie experience and tempt your taste buds with more than 60 beverages from around the globe.


World of Coca-Cola is located in Pemberton Place, adjacent to Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, and is accessible via the Peachtree Center or CNN/ World Congress Center MARTA stations. Consumers with questions may call 1-800-676-COKE or visit our website at to purchase tickets. Follow us on Twitter at or find us on Facebook at


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