Sandy Springs and Dunwoody will hold commemorative services to honor Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11.

The annual Veterans Day event at Dunwoody will be held at the Veterans Memorial at Brook Run Park, 4770 North Peachtree Road, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Veterans Day commemoration will honor those who served and currently serve in the United States Armed Forces.

The city of Sandy Springs will hold its its 7th Annual Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial located next to Concourse Office Park next to the Queen Building, also known as Building Five.

U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CWO5) Edward Harman is the keynote speaker. CWO5 Harman enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1987. In 1990, he deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

In 2003, CWO5 Harmon was activated in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and deployed to Fallujuh, Iraq in 2005. Harmon also served in Haditha, Iraq and Brazil. For his service, CWO5 Harman has received a Purple Heart, the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star and the combat action ribbon.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.