State Rep. Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville, who represents portions of Bartow and Floyd counties, is set to host his fourth-annual Salute to Veterans Fundraiser on Nov. 7 at Taylor Farm in Cartersville.
In previous years, the event has featured Gov. Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson as special guests. This year’s special invited guest is General Joe Jarrard, Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard.
The Salute to Veterans features participation with local veterans’ and military-related groups, including Vietnam Veterans of Bartow County, Patriot Guard Riders, Etowah Valley Young Marines and others.
The event is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. However, attendees are invited to make a contribution at the door to benefit those and other local veteran and military-related nonprofit groups.
The Salute to Veterans event, which is paid for by the Christian Coomer Campaign, is set for 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Taylor Farm Pavilion, 201 Lucas Road, Cartersville.
“In the last four years our community has come together to raise thousands of dollars to support the organizations that represent those who have given so much to us," Coomer said in a press release. "I am a veteran and I come from a family of veterans; so, I recognize the importance of passing to our children a sense of respect for service and sacrifice.
"That’s why we put this together every year and invite everybody in our community to participate—to show a token of gratitude for people we can never really repay.”
Coomer serves the 14th House District in the Georgia General Assembly. He is an Administration Floor Leader for Gov. Nathan Deal and serves on the Judiciary Noncivil, Banks and Banking, Juvenile Justice, Retirement, and Joint Legislative Oversight Committees.
He also serves on the Legislative Oversight Committee of the Public Defender Standards Council. Coomer, a graduate of UGA Law School and Lee University, also operates a sole practice law firm in Cartersville and is a major in the Georgia Air National Guard.
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