Memorial Day celebration 2016

Each year, folks gather on the lawn of Roswell City Hall to honor those who have given their lives to protect our freedoms. Roswell Georgia is home to the largest Memorial Day celebration in the state of Georgia.

This patriotic celebration features a military ceremony featuring guest speakers, the laying of the wreath, a 21-gun salute,honor guard, and patriotic music. A picnic with live music follows the ceremony on the grounds (BBQ available for purchase on site). The event is non-political and non-commercial in an effort to focus on the individuals who have served our nation and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Displays are open to the public starting at 10 am on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. The military ceremony begins at 11 am, and by 12:45 please enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or purchase BBQ available on site, as you listen to live music from The Chuck Nation Band.

In 1997, twelve patriotic individuals came together to create a truly unique Memorial Day event; a non-political, non-commercial ceremony honoring veterans and the sacrifices they made in protecting our freedom. That first ceremony attracted approximately 1,800 individuals. From that humble beginning, came the Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony, an event which attracts approximately 6,000-7,000 people from throughout Georgia and the southeast.

The Roswell Memorial Day celebration 2016 program includes:

  • 10:00 a.m. Displays Open to the Public
  • 10:15 a.m. Pre-Ceremony Music
    • Atlanta Wind Symphony & Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes and Drums
  • 11:00 a.m. Program start

Program Includes:

  • Presentation of Colors
  • National Anthem
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Invocation
  • “Lest We Forget” POW-MIA
  • Laying of the Wreath
  • 2016 Featured Speaker: Major General Ronald Johnson
  • 12:30 p.m. Conclusion of Military Program
  • 12:45 p.m. Food Tent Opens and Concert on the Lawn

After the Military Ceremony please enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or purchase BBQ available on site, as you listen to live music by The Chuck Nation Band.

Because of large crowds and the sudden noise from the 21-Gun Salute, this event is not suitable for pets. The Roswell Memorial Day celebration 2016 will be held on the grounds of Roswell City Hall at 38 Hill Street, Roswell,GA 30075.

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