Fascinating Speakers

Lenbrook Programs Offers Top Speakers, Enrichment Year-round

At Lenbrook, the premier Life Plan Community in Atlanta’s beautiful Buckhead neighborhood, many social and cultural opportunities take place year-round, and they are planned primarily by the residents who help select and coordinate the wide variety of activities.

Events range from jazz-in-the-garden, cookouts, artistic and musical performances, to holiday celebrations, newcomer socials, and a choice of many superb and fascinating speakers.

For instance, on Memorial Day this year, Sergeant Major James W. Tate (Ret.), who holds Badge #272 of the Honor Guard, spoke to Lenbrook’s residents about serving as a Sentinel at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. 

As Bill Marsh, Chair of Lenbrook’s Communications Committee, explained: “It is considered one of the highest honors to serve as a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Fewer than 20 percent of all volunteers are accepted for training, and of those only a fraction pass training to become full-fledged Tomb Guards. This attrition rate has made the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Guard Identification badge the second least-awarded qualification badge of the United States military –  the first being the Astronaut badge.”

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) is the United States of America’s most hallowed ground. It is located in Arlington, Virginia, overlooking the picturesque Potomac River, the The Pentagon, the White House, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. […] The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Tomb) was established in 1921. The Unknown Soldiers laid to rest at the Tomb represent all missing and unknown service members who made the ultimate sacrifice – they not only gave their lives, but also their identities to protect these freedoms. The Tomb is the final resting place for Unknowns from World War I, World War II, and the Korean War, and is guarded at all times. (from tombguard.org)

More than 75 Lenbrook residents and associates gathered on May 28 in Lenbrook’s event hall to learn more about the exclusive fraternity of the Sentinels at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Sergeant Major James W. Tate (Ret.) shared fascinating details about the history and pageantry of the Tomb, and answered many questions about his membership in the Honor Guard.

This outstanding Memorial Day event is just one example of the remarkable choices for classes and lectures at Lenbrook, where on-going learning is an important part of living a healthy and enriched lifestyle.


About Lenbrook
Lenbrook is the first and only senior life plan community in Atlanta to achieve national accreditation by CARF. Founded in 1983, this not-for-profit senior living community in Buckhead enables its residents to enjoy the gifts of independence, good health and personal fulfillment through engaging programs and services. Its award-winning facilities also offer the security and convenience of excellent on-site, Medicare-certified healthcare services. Visit www.lenbrook-atlanta.org or call 404-233-3000 for more information.