North Georgia Veterans


Please join us 

If you served in the armed forces of the United States, we would like to invite you to join with us for lunch and fellowship on the 2nd Wednesday of each month [January - October] in the Mountains Grill at the Big Canoe Clubhouse.   Our meetings start at 11:30am and usually end by 1:30pm.  Cost is $20 [all inclusive] per person and includes a great buffet lunch.  Dress is informal for our monthly meetings. Please wear your NGV name badge. 

Membership is open to all who served and received an honorable discharge.  There is no cost to becoming a member of North Georgia Veterans, so please complete an online application today.

Our Mission Statement

A. Provide an opportunity for fellowship with and service to military veterans living in       the North Georgia area.

B. Preserve and promote the traditions and history of the United States Armed Forces.

C. Conduct charitable and community service as determined by the officers and                  leadership of NGV. 


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Military Tribute Banner Program 

Military Tribute Banner Ordering Instructions


$150.00 per regular sponsorship

Click here to download or view the instructions:

Please click here to view or download the PowerPoint presentation concerning the updated / revised program.  You can trigger viewing from the downloaded copy provided if necessary.
POA Military Banners Presentation 04.16.20 Rev2.pptx 

Click here to view Tribute Banner Promotional Video:
MTB Promotional Video


The link below is a Virtual Wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information of our lost heroes.


Veterans Day

11, November 2022

Big Canoe Chapel 



Dick joined the Navy right out of high school in 1961, and after special electronics training served in the Navy’s 6th fleet in the Mediterranean on the guided missile cruiser USS Albany.

While never in combat per se, Dick manned radar scopes tracking Russian Bear reconnaissance aircraft throughout the Mediterranean, spent several months on the Cuban Missile blockade, and tracked navy fighter exercises off the Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise. Without the much-needed discipline and training Dick’s career would have never evolved the way it did.

Dick has a B.S. in Communications from Michigan State and an MBA in marketing from Central Michigan University. His education then launched his career in marketing with major corporations ending at The Home Depot with responsibilities for marketing and advertising, public relations the Olympics and NASCAR sponsorships.

Dick and his wife Sue (married for over 50 years), moved to Big Canoe in 2002 shortly after his retirement. For several years Dick consulted with companies not only in the U.S. but internationally, as well as numerous charitable organizations in North Georgia. Also, many organizations within the Big Canoe gates have benefitted from Dick’s branding and marketing background.

A significant amount Dick’s time, along with his wife Sue, is now spent administering the Hammill Family Foundation which for over 20 years has helped support non-profit organizations here at home and around the world.

The Hammill family includes a son and daughter who live in the Atlanta area and have blessed Dick and Sue with a wonderful sixpack of grandchildren.

Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please mark your calendar now for this important occasion.  Plan to arrive at 10:45 so the program can promptly begin at 11:00.

Board Members and others attending who are involved in the program are asked to wear their NGV Uniform.  Others who wish to wear their uniform or monogramed clothing are encouraged to do so. 

Event registration - Click meeting date below

2022 Lunch Menu

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2022 New Members

Jana Andringa - Navy
John Silverman - Air Force
Rocco Scalone - Coast Guard 
Anne Marie Lundquist - Navy
Tom Adams - Army
Derek Meyer - Air Force
John Walker - Air Force 
Jack Martin - Army 
Stephen Muecke - Air Force 
Raymond McFarlane - Army  
Rolf Soderberg - Air Force
Mike Sharpe - Army 
Howard Stephens - Air Force
Jim Harvard - Air Force
Don Malcolm - Air Force
Gerald Keating - Army 
William [Bill] Craig - Marine Corps
Lynn Ball - Navy 
Creighton Kelly - Army
Robert Schwall - Army
Bob Kelley - Army 
Roger Wuestefeld - Army  
Christopher McGorrian - Army 



  Important links / Resources to Remember:

Veteran Discounts Available Year Round

VA Clinic - Jasper, GA - Point of Contact:


NGV Guidelines: 
Saluting Protocols: Saluting_Protocols.pdf
Wearing Miniature Medals: Wearing_Miniature_Medals.pdf 
DoD Quick Guide

The Virtual Wall ®
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

#VetResources - for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors  Sign up for this weekly newsletter at:
View VetResouces website:


Georgia Seniors Care Resources For Veterans

VA Office Location [new]:

220 Brown Industrial Pkwy
Suite 150
Canton, GA  30115 

Pete Mecca's Website / Weekly Radio Show

History of NGV presentation by Bill Saling - Feb. 2019
NGV history.pdf

Veterans Alliance, Inc - Honor Guard
Jim Phillips, President 678-471-0140
Harold Light, Treasurer 770-475-5175
Les Henry, Operations 302-893-4529 

2018 GHPCO Veteran Resource Guide.pdf

Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative Assistance  Phone 706-268-3441 [Fitness Center]

A Veterans Health Guide  Details on issues like:
Hearing loss, PTSD, & VA Benefits

To order a replacement DD-214

Apply for VA health benefits online -

Georgia National Cemetery - Canton, GA -

Veteran EOL Benefit
End of Life.pdf

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form UPDATE 2021.doc

Order NGV imprinted merchandise -
To order imprinted merchandise contact.doc

Memorial template for your funeral -
North Georgia Veterans Memorial Service template.doc

Benefits Information for Veterans -
Presumptive Conditions Table.pdf
8 May 2019 Meeting - Benefits Video

Consumers Advocate - a comprehensive guide on home equity:

Drew Early - Veterans Benefit Presentation -
N. GA Veterans Benefits 4.10.13.ppt

To order campaign tie and/or miniature medals -
Click on uniform components menu option at the page top for appropriate order links.


Reservation Problems??

There have been problems reported with our reservation system.We have not been able to repeat the symptoms with testing and therefore we are asking for your help.

Upon completion of your event registration / reservation you should find a confirmation email in your In-box or spam folder. If you do not receive the confirmation message chances are your request was unsuccessful.  If after a second attempt you do not successfully complete the process please contact Paul Goldstein for assistance:

Lastly, please keep your confirmation message until the completion of the luncheon. In case your name is not on the sign-in list, we will need this message to help hunt down what happened.


Reservations Have Closed

North Georgia Veterans 

12th Annual Banquet


16, November 2022


Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Green


5th Ranger Training Battalion

Camp Frank D. Merrill,

Dahlonega, Georgia

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Green graduated from West Point in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. During his career he has held leadership positions in the 101st Airborne Division, the 3rd and 4th Infantry Divisions and the 75th Ranger Regiment. He is a combat veteran with service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He attended Stanford University where he earned a master’s degree in Management Science & Engineering after which he was assigned to West Point as an assistant professor in the Department of System Engineering. LTC Green’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Our banquet will also be attended by the University of North Georgia, Department of Military Science, Executive Officer and Sergeant Major, and the Cadet Color Guard, who will formally post and retrieve the colors at our banquet. 

Please plan to attend to welcome this outstanding guest speaker and these outstanding cadets from the University of North Georgia.


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