Looking forward to Memorial Day 2012 as Roswell remembers
May 14, 2012 by Mark
Back in 1997, twelve patriotic Americans decided to officially remember those brave citizens who gave their lives for ours. It was the first Memorial Day event in Roswell and it attracted nearly 2,000 people who blessed those making the ultimate sacrifice for our way of life.
Today, the event has grown and is now the largest Memorial Day ceremony seen across Georgia. This year’s ceremony takes place on May 28th with somewhere in the region of 7,000 people likely to attend and honor the veterans who are still protecting and upholding our freedom and liberty.
The banner printing and poster printing is already underway to ensure that this non-commercial event is as successful as ever. This year, the organizers are delighted to welcome Major General David R. Bockel, Retired as the featured speaker.
Decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Vietnam Service Medal with second Bronze Service Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, and many other accolades, Major General Bockel ideally represents the men who serve for us. He will be speaking at the midpoint of the event, which gets underway at 10:00 am.
Following the pre-ceremony music by the Atlanta Wind Symphony & Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes and Drums, the official program gets started at 11:00 am. This will include the Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
The ceremony will be concluded at 12:20 pm by a 21-Gun Salute and the Taps-Bugler in honor of those departed. Refreshments will then be served at the food tent from 12.45 pm before a concert gets underway to give a resounding end to the afternoon.