Named in honor of the late commissioner Pete Wheeler. Proceeds donated to support homeless Veterans


Commander Lou Zayas receives Department 2019 Americanism Award

  JVC Hughes and Commander  Jones at Snellville GA Vietnam Veterans Memorial August 27, 2018

Carl Walker

Snellville becomes a Purple Heart City August 27,2018

                         Honoring Our KOREAN WAR VETERANS

APRIL 12, 2019 Atlanta VA Health Care System Pete Wheeler Auditorium

Chapter 465 in front of Walk Of Heroes with the Chapter Paver on Display. "Walk Of Heroes" is a veteran's war memorial, located on 3 acres at Poynter Lake in Conyers, GA.


These are some of our dedicated members in action

Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon and East Point mayor presenting the East Point Purple Heart proclamation to Jim Blaylock and Commander Jones March 1, 2017

With the Korean Delegation

Chapter 465 receives Department Viola Award. April 27,2019  

Norcross becomes a Purple Heart City October 1, 2018

Presentation of the Korean War Peace Medal

Mercer University is the first Purple Heart University in the stat of Georgia. They strongly support all veterans with special programs to fit the needs of veterans. The entire half time program was military oriented. It included all military songs, Students making military displays to support the songs, and a local  JROTC unit opening a very large US Flag. The Program was superb and they won the Game.

Snellville Proclamation August 27, 2018

Designated MOPH Parking in Snellville

POW-MIA Recognition Week Ceremony Saturday, September 14, 2019

Adjutant Gordon presents sponsorship plaque to Will Fogler of WM Events August 15, 2018

Annual​ Purple Heart Memorial Golf Classic in memory of Pete Wheeler August 5, 2019

Korean War Veterans Honored April 12, 2019 

Presentation of the Korean War Peace Medal

Presentation of Governor's Certificate

Atlanta City Hall lights up in Purple on National Purple Heart Day August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017 Chapters 465 and 576 at lighting ceremonies of Atlanta City Hall

Mayor Rey Martinez signing a proclamation designating August 7 as Purple Heart Day in Loganville, Ga. They will sign an official Purple Heart City Proclamation on November 14, 2019

August 7, 2017 Chapter 465 at the lighting ceremonies of Atlanta City Hall 

30 Year achievement award presented to James Blaylock at the July 27 DEC meeting

Presenting a parking sign to City Manager Frederick Gardiner and Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon at the new East Point City Hall May 31, 2019

Visit from BriGette Page McCoy from The Atlanta Commission on Veterans Affairs August 19,2017

Purple Heart Recipients at Snellville dedication

Special Recognition award presented to Mr. William Fogler of WN Events
August 14, 2019

SVC William "Bill" Jones receives Department 2019 VAVS Award 

Special presentation to each Vietnam War Veteran. Pictured are Pass Dept Cmdr Middleton, Adjutant McCray and Patriot Nelson

Presenting a Special Recognition Award to the City of East Point accepted by Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon on May 31, 2019

POW-MIA Ceremonies at the Georgia State Capitol September 19,2019

Patriot Carl Walker with Korean Consul General Young-jun Kim

Mercer University HomeComing with a special honor to VietNam Veterans and MOPH. OUTSTANDINGLY DONE

Presentation of the Veteran's Honor Plate by Mr Kevin Kim, President of POSCO America

A Special Recognition Award and Purple Heart Parking Sign were presented to Councilwoman Stephanie Gordon and City Manager Frederick Gardiner for the City of    East Point on May 31,2019 By Commander Lou Zayas, Finance Officer James Blaylock, Welfare Officer James Gordon and Chaplain Carl Walker.

Pete Kokinda and Carl Walker

Mayor Pat Wheeler presenting the Stone Mountain Purple Heart City Proclamation May 2018

The Grand Entrance: With all the Univ. Banners/ Colors, Colors for all branches of the Military service and the team dressed in camoflage Jerseys to honor All Military Veterans.

Robert Nelson received a Special Recognition Award at the Department meeting on April 27, 2019 for his years of service to the Department.