Thursday, May 26, 2011

Roswell Remembers

Memorial Day is a great time to stop and remember all of the men and women who gave all in our Armed Forces to ensure that American continues to have the freedoms and liberties that we often take for granted.

Roswell, Georgia hosts the largest Memorial Day Ceremony in Georgia on the grounds of City Hall. The grassy lawn between City Hall and the Faces of War Memorial is a fitting location for the ceremony. My favorite part of the ceremony is the playing of the service hymns for each branch of service. It’s hard not to shed a tear or two when veterans who are normally bent with age, stand at attention proudly saluting their branch of the service.

From it’s beginnings in 1997, this ceremony has grown to over 7,000 people from all over Georgia and the southeast in attendance.

10:00 am Displays Open to the Public
10:15 am Pre-Ceremony Music:
Atlanta Wind Symphony & Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes & Drums
11:00 am Official Start of Program
12:30 pm Conclusion of Program
12:45 pm Food Tent Opens and Concert on the Lawn

This year’s key note speaker is Donna C. Rowe, U. S. Army Nurse Corps, 1964 – 1969. After her Army service, she was a Red Cross nurse from 1969-1999, serving at Womack Army Hospital, DeWitt Army Hospital, and the Southeastern Disaster Response Center.

Come join us as we honor those who died to preserve our freedom.

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