Monday, February 10, 2020


Honoring Our Korean War Veterans A Certificate of Honor & Peace Medal Ceremony

Hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta, Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church, and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service.

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2:30 P.M. at the Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church 702 Pleasant Valley Rd SE, Silver Creek (30173).

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service are partnering to say “Thank You” to Korean War Veterans for their honorable military service and personal sacrifice by hosting a special medal and certificate ceremony. This event will involve the presentation of the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador for Peace Medal and Georgia’s Korean War Veteran Certificate of Honor.

Every Georgia veteran with honorable service during the Korean War (June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953) is eligible to receive this certificate and peace medal lapel pin (This includes veterans with service in-country and those who were stationed elsewhere in other capacities).

It is also available for veterans who participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations through December 31, 1955. Korean War Veterans may also receive this honor posthumously. The Ambassador for Peace Medal was originally presented as a special memento to those American veterans who returned to Republic of Korea through the “Revisit Program.” The honor was expanded to veterans who have been unable to participate.

The State’s Certificate of Honor is personalized with the Korean War veteran’s name, rank, branch of service, and dates of service printed over the Seal of the State of Georgia and includes the official Korean War logo. These certificates are signed by Governor Brian Kemp and GDVS Commissioner Mike Roby.

Interested in Attending ? Here’s What We Need from You:

Name (as you wish it read): ________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

Phone: _____________________________________________________

Branch of Service: _________________________________________

Rank: ______________________________________________________

Dates of Service: __________________________________________

Now, MAIL a copy of this flyer and your “214” to: GA Dept. of Veterans Service (Rome Certificates), 2 MLK Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30334 OR EMAIL this flyer and your “214” to OR FAX this flyer and your “214” to (404) 656-7006 DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Thursday, March 26, 2020

For more information about this event call GDVS Public Information at 404-656-5933. You may also contact the Rome GDVS Office at 706-295-6026 or fax 706-802-5520.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Christopher Tolkien, Keeper of His Father’s Legacy, Dies at 95

Christopher Tolkien, the son of the writer J.R.R. Tolkien, who guarded his legacy and brought forth monumental posthumous works, like “The Silmarillion,” based on his father’s writings, died on Wednesday in Provence, France. He was 95.

His death was confirmed by Daniel Klass, his brother-in-law.

For nearly 50 years after his father died in 1973, Mr. Tolkien worked to keep alive the world he had created in “The Hobbit” (1937) and “The Lord of the Rings” (1949) — the spiders of Mirkwood, the Eye of Mordor, the elves of Rivendell and thousands of pages’ worth of other characters, places and plot twists. In all, he edited or oversaw the publication of two dozen editions of his father’s works, many of which became international best sellers.

Mr. Tolkien was his father’s literary executor but played a far more expansive role than that title usually implies. While the elder Tolkien was writing “The Lord of the Rings,” he was also creating a vast world of legends and mythologies that he hoped would accompany the book. But he was a notorious perfectionist and was never able to put this work in publishable form before he died.

His son spent four years organizing and compiling those myths and legends, publishing them in 1977 as “The Silmarillion.”