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Ball Ground Historical Society meeting to pay tribute to veterans


      Historian and author Larry Cavender will be the featured speaker at the June 22nd meeting of the Ball Ground Historical Society.

     After more than a year of suspended meetings because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Ball Ground Historical Society is resuming their regular monthly meetings.

Following an outdoor May meeting held at the Ball Ground Botanical Gardens, the historical society will resume their indoor meetings on Tuesday, June 22nd at 6 p.m. at the Wheeler House Barn located at 510 Gilmer Ferry Road with a special program honoring local veterans.

Larry Cavender, local historian and author, will be the featured speaker and will be relating the heroic stories of several local combat veterans. The stories are garnered from Cavender's latest book, Thank You for Your Service - A Tribute: Inspiring True Stories of Uncommon Valor and Sacrifice of Unsung Military Heroes. The


book is comprised of 24 stories of mostly local veterans who fought in combat in wars spanning almost a century from World War I to Iraq.

After his presentation, Cavender will have copies of his books for sale and will be personally signing them. The book is also for sale at many local vendors including: The offices of the Pickens County Progress in Jasper; Bell's Family Pharmacy in Tate; Ball Ground Pharmacy; and, Northside Pharmacy in Canton. Copies are also available in hardback or e-book formats at and

All meetings of the Ball Ground Historical Society are free of charge and open to the public, and for this program a special invitation is extended to all veterans.