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Atlanta Braves Foundation gifts Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation with $50,000


The Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation recently received a generous donation of $50,000 from the Atlanta Braves Foundation. During a Sept. 14 pregame ceremony at Truist Park, Braves Foundation President Mike Plant handed leading members of Cobb’s veterans foundation the check.

The organization plans to build the Veterans Memorial as the first public shrine to Cobb’s 60,000 military servicemen and women. The donation from the Braves will help fund construction of the $1.5 million park that will be located next to the Cobb Civic Center and Aquatics Center in Marietta at 502 Fairground Street. The memorial in Cobb County will feature granite walls documenting the history of each service branch, a 14 story-illuminated flag and star, and a wall commemorating individual veterans with photos and letters.

On hand to show support and take part in the check presentation was Cobb Commissioner Joe Ann Burrell. She was joined by Atlanta Braves Foundation Executive Director Danielle Bedasse who said, “We are proud to partner with the Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation to aid the construction of a lasting memorial to thank and honor our Armed Forces.” 

Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation President Donna Rowe said, “Thanks to the generosity and support of the Braves, the Cobb Community is one step closer to honoring the men and women who served our nation in the military and their families for the sacrifices they have made over our long history to keep us a free and safe country. The Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation will be ever grateful for the Braves and all they do to make our County the best place to live for our over 60,000 veterans and their families.”

Under former Chair Mike Boyce, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners commissioned the Veterans Memorial Foundation in 2015 to honor the county’s veterans. 


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