Weekend Spotlight: Veterans Day [VIDEO]

Find out how you can celebrate Veterans Day this weekend and support your local veterans by participating in the Distribution of Poppies.

Note: The City of Smyrna is holding a Veterans Day ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Brinkley Park, in addition to the Veterans Day service held by The American Legion 160 at 11 a.m. outside of the Legion office on 160 Legion Drive.

This week's Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Weekend Spotlight features an area Veterans Day event in Smyrna where residents can show their support for local veterans.

The 5th Annual Smyrna Veterans Day Service will be held this Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Brinkley Park next to The American Legion Post 160 office at 160 Legion Drive SE in Smyrna. The event is open to the public.

Residents can help support local veterans and their families by making donations at the Distribution of Poppies events by the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 160 throughout the weekend (watch the video above for details on time and location).

The Auxiliary distribute poppies on both Memorial weekend and Veterans weekend to raise money to aid veterans and their families.

You can celebrate Veterans Day with a parade and ceremony on Marietta Square on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.

The parade starts at Rosweel Street Baptist Church and proceeds to the Square. The ceremony will follow the parade around noon in Glover Park.

Any word of appreciation for your local veterans? Share in the comments!

Got a great event coming up in your community? Upload it onto your Patch, then email Editor Angela Chao at angela.chao@patch.com, and your event could be featured in the next Weekend Spotlight on Patch sites across Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties.

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