Restor-It’s owner, Bob Rowley, is a proud Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (Oorah!). So, we’re big on supporting other Veterans and those in the Military. We’re also proud to be a part of the local Marietta and metro Atlanta community since 1989.
We had the pleasure of attending the recent Marietta Business Association (MBA) luncheon on May 20, 2019. The MBA puts on great events supporting local businesses and residents. During this event, we were lucky to hear from guest speaker Rocky Sickmann. Rocky is a Veteran who was held captive for 444 days during the Iran hostage crisis. He shared his remarkable story and a message of how freedom is a gift.
Supporting Veterans and Members of the Military
Earlier this year, Bob Rowley also participated in the 50K Destin Ultra Run. It’s a 31-mile run on the beaches of Destin, Fla. that raises money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which:
- provides full scholarship grants
- funds educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel killed in the line of duty
- and provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.
It was an exciting event that raised over $36,000 and Bob was the top fundraiser, bringing in $5,000!
Local Memorial Day Events in Marietta and Metro Atlanta
If you’re looking for ways to honor servicemen and women, here are some events to check out:
National Memorial Day Association of Georgia Event
When: Monday, May 27, 2019, at noon
Where: Marietta National Cemetary, 500 Washington Avenue NE, Marietta, GA 30060
2019 Atlanta Memorial Day 5K Classic
When: Monday, May 27, 2019, at 8 am
Where: Atlanta — on Edgewood Drive, between Peachtree Street and Park Drive
Runners can pre-register through the day before Memorial Day. Find more information here.
When: Monday, May 27, 2019; displays open at 10 am, the program runs from 11 am – 12:30 pm.
Where: The grounds of Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, Roswell, GA 30075
This event began in 1997 and is listed as the “Largest Memorial Day Celebration in Georgia” on their website. Learn more about the event here.
Various Activities at Stone Mountain Park
When: May 24 – 27, 2019
Where: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
The entire Restor-It team wishes you a safe Memorial Day weekend filled with honoring Veterans!