Military Appreciation Celebration

After the race, take a few moments to grab a picnic lunch from one of the nearby restaurants and then join us in the Marietta Square for a Military Appreciation Celebration! For the fourth year, Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin will declare our race day “American Legion Day” and we’d like to share the day with you!


10:30am-10:40am Presentation of the Colors, Announcements
10:40am-10:55am Guest Speakers
10:55am-11:10am POW/MIA Ceremony
11:10am-12:30pm Georgia Symphony Orchestra will play a selection of music
12:30pm Flag Retirement

This event will be a great way to unwind and relax after the race, or just join us for the celebration itself even if you’re not running. It’ll be a family-friendly event, so bring your whole family and show your patriotism.

And while you’re here, stop by the American Legion table and find out if you qualify to join the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, or the American Legion Auxiliary. In addition, members of the Recruiting and Retention team of the Georgia National Guard will be attending.

About the Georgia Symphony Orchestra
With an estimated 15,000 patrons annually and over 800 people who participate in our programs, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra offers musical opportunities to the greater North Georgia and Metro-Atlanta region. As a standing regional semi-professional symphony orchestra, GSO encompasses a full symphony Chorus, a Chamber Chorus, a professional jazz ensemble and the largest youth orchestra in the Southeast.

The Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra (GYSO) alone encompasses three full youth orchestras, a string orchestra, a jazz ensemble, and a percussion ensemble. Its mission is to inspire young people to discover their full potential through creativity and performance, and to develop the discipline and spirit to accomplish their musical goals.