Major General Joe Jarrard, Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense, was on hand to congratulate runners at the Assault on Kennesaw Mountain 5K.
The run takes place at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The event commemorates the 42 Georgia Army National Guard Soldiers lost during the Global War on Terrorism from 2001 to present.
This marked the sixth year for the annual run.
Jarrard grew up in Gainesville. His father, Tom Jarrard, was a native of Newnan.