ATLANTA (October 24, 2016) – Join Georgia Aquarium in honoring and supporting a loved one who has served in the armed forces by participating in the Veterans’ Recognition Wall Campaign. Georgia Aquarium is proud to support and recognize the sacrifices of the armed forces through its Military Salute program.

With a donation of $25, participants in the campaign will have the name of their loved one displayed on the Stone Wall to thousands of guests in Georgia Aquarium’s Atrium twice per hour beginning on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 through Nov. 18. All donations must be submitted by Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. The Veterans’ Recognition Wall will honor and pay tribute to military personnel, be they active, separated, retired or deceased.

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All Veterans’ Recognition Wall Campaign proceeds benefit Georgia Aquarium’s Veterans Immersion Program and Gold Star Initiatives. The Veterans Immersion Program sends wounded military personnel on a swim or dive in Georgia Aquarium’s Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot exhibit among whale sharks, manta rays, and thousands of fish. This program is in support of rehabilitation and reintegration. The Gold Star Initiatives program serves to honor and acknowledge the families of the fallen soldiers through interactive programming.

For more information on the Veterans’ Recognition Wall and how to donate, please visit georgiaaquarium-2879.wedid.it/. To learn more about military discounts at Georgia Aquarium, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/military-mondays.

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org