ATLANTA (AP) Georgia community organizations that work with homeless or at-risk veterans have received more than $5.7 million in federal grants. <br />
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the awards Tuesday as part of meeting a 2009 promise to end veteran homeless by 2015. Nationwide, the agency announced about $300 million in grants. <br />
The awards to Georgia organizations include: $1.09 million to Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc. in Augusta; $1.02 million to Action Ministries, Inc. in Atlanta; about $560,000 to Decatur Cooperative Ministry, Inc. in Decatur; $1.02 million to Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. in Atlanta and $2 million to United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. <br />
The organizations serve counties throughout the state.
Memorial Day means the beginning of summer for many families, as well as the celebration of those who gave their lives to defend our country. Below is a list of events in the area to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend.
Transportation Security Administration officials are urging Memorial Day Weekend travelers to give themselves extra time as large crowds are expected to pass through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.