Wednesday, September 6, 2023

National POW/MIA Remembrance

September 15, 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Veterans Memorial Park

30 Temple Avenue, Newnan, Georgia

They are referred to as POWs and MIAs. We call them

comrades. They are unable to be with loved ones and

families, so we join to pay our humble tribute to them, and

bear witness to their continued absence.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

 American Legion Post 57: 

 Addressing the Crisis: Veteran Suicide Prevention Takes Center Stage

In recent years, a deeply concerning and pressing issue has taken hold of the veteran community – the alarming rates of suicide among veterans and servicemembers. The National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report has highlighted this crisis, revealing that veteran suicide has become the No. 1 issue facing this community. With statistics indicating that between 17 and 22 veterans or service members take their own lives each day, equating to over 6,000 lives lost annually, it's evident that urgent action is required. This issue demands immediate attention, particularly as the rate of suicide among veterans is more than 50% higher than that of their non-veteran counterparts.

Be The One Suicide Awareness Training: A Beacon of Hope

Recognizing the gravity of the situation, various organizations and communities are stepping up to confront the issue head-on. One such initiative is the American Legion Post 57's "Be the One Suicide Awareness Training." This event, scheduled for September 30, 2023, in Fox Grant, aims to raise awareness about the importance of recognizing and addressing mental health concerns within the veteran community. By fostering an environment of understanding and support, the training seeks to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to identify signs of distress and provide appropriate assistance and end the stigma.

Event Details:

Address: 130 Veterans Club Road, Newnan, GA, 30263

Date: September 30, 2023

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday, May 5, 2023




Memorial Day is a day to honor our U.S. Military Personnel who have died while serving in the US Armed Forces while defending our country.



VFW Members will be out at Walmart, Kroger at Thomas Crossroads, & Kroger at Lower Fayetteville on Friday-Monday, May 26-29 giving out Buddy Poppies.  Please wear these poppies proudly to remember the sacrifice our Fallen Soldiers made for our country.

Donations always welcome.



Everyone is welcome to come out and help put flags on

Veteran’s graves on Saturday, May 27 at 9:00 a.m.

Everyone is asked to meet at the Coweta Veterans Club at 9:00 a.m. to receive maps of the Veteran graves, coffee, donuts & a group photo.

The groups will then proceed to Oak Hill and Forest Lawn Cemeteries.

Flags will be given out after arrival at the cemeteries.

Bring your family out for this event.

Bring a screwdriver to poke holes in ground for flags.



Ceremony at Veterans Park at 11:00 a.m. May 29, 2023.

Bring a chair.

Immediately following the ceremony there will be a free

lunch at the Coweta Veterans Club, 130 Veterans Club Rd.

Public is welcome.

Monday, February 13, 2023


2023 Policeman of the Year

Hosted by the American Legion Post 57

Georgia Stat Police : TFC Alberto (AJ) Jensen

Newnan Police Department: Adam Griffith

Coweta County Sheriff's Office: DS Nickota Wheat

Gentlemen we Thank you for all you do to Serve and protect.


On February 3rd each year, Four Chaplains Day honors four military chaplains from World War II who sacrificed their lives for fellow service members.


Chaplains in the military are an integral part of the service environment. They provide counseling, spiritual guidance, conduct services, and religious rites, among other responsibilities, and serve all over the globe. If there are military personnel stationed there, chaplains are too.

During World War II, four chaplains who had attended Chaplain School together at Harvard boarded the Dorchester en route to the Army Command Base in southern Greenland. Aboard the ship were 904 service members.  The four chaplains were Reverend George L. Fox, a Methodist minister, Reverend Clark V. Poling of the Reformed Church of America, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, and Father John P. Washington of the Roman Catholic Church. Their voyage began on January 23, 1943. At the time, German U-Boats were patrolling the area, and the convoy was on high alert. When a German submarine torpedoed the Dorchester on February 3, 1943, in the frigid waters off the coast of Newfoundland, chaos ensued.

Eyewitnesses recounted the chaplains’ heroism, including giving their life jackets and gloves to other service members. They prayed with service members, assisting them into lifeboats. The four chaplains remained on the sinking Dorchester. Only 230 men were rescued from the waters. 


  • Read about the four chaplains in books like No Greater Glory: The Four Immortal Chaplains and the Sinking of the Dorchester in World War II by Dan Kurzman or Sea of Glory by Ken Wales.
  • Watch the movie Four Chaplains: Sacrifice at Sea.
  • Visit exhibits remembering the four chaplains such as the National World War II Museum in New Orleans or Pioneer Chapel at Fort Leavenworth where a stained glass window remembers the chaplains.
  • Attend memorial services in honor of the four chaplains.


In 1998, Congress unanimously established Four Chaplains Day to be observed annually on February 3rd.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Wreaths Across America

The annual Wreaths Across America here in Newnan/Coweta
Saturday,  Dec. 17th,10:30am, at the Oak Hill Cemetery, then join us at 
Noon at the Veteran's Memorial Park will be the ceremony. 

Hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Holiday Movie Day

130 Veterans Club Dr, Newnan, Georgia 30263

Classics and fun… day of holiday cartoons and movies
Dress comfy, come to see them all or at any time to enjoy the one playing



Veteran Family Holiday Party

130 Veterans Club Rd, Newnan, GA 30263, United States
Potluck dinner - Dirty Santa Game - Ugly sweater
All of our veteran family groups invited