ATLANTA – The Coca-Cola Foundation awards more than $1 Million in grants to organizations providing veterans’ transition services.

Friday’s event feature guest speaker Dr. Jill Biden, former Second Lady of the United States and a life-long educator.

This week, The Coca-Cola Company is honoring veterans with special events at its Atlanta headquarters to shine a light on military men and women and their families who represent an inspiring community of unsung American heroes.

Coca-Cola’s connection to veterans spans the world. The Coca-Cola system employs about 4,000 U.S. military veterans and more than 2 million beverages are served each day to active-duty members of the armed forces, reservists, retirees and their families.