Our first three day holiday, signaling the start of summer, is upon us with several Memorial Day Ceremonies.  We are sharing the wish that you take a minute and pause to remember those who died to preserve our freedoms.  Many thanks to Mary Lou Cagle of Marietta for her article seen here.

Mary Lou Cagle, MARIETTA

This minute, 60 seconds, is an annual event that asks all Americans, wherever you are at 3:00 pm on MEMORIAL DAY, to pause and remember those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, and respect. Memorial Day is NOT a day of celebration. MEMORIAL DAY is a day of Remembrance. It is a day to remember those men and women who died while on active duty for the United States of America and died defending our country. It is The National Moment of Remembrance.

Memorial Day originated after the Civil War and became a national holiday in 1971. Including the Civil War – 1,236,450 men and women lost their lives defending our country. It is important that we remember the meaning of this day. One very good way to do this is to visit a National Cemetery. There are three in our area: The National Cemetery in Marietta, The Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, and The Confederate Cemetery in Marietta. You can place flowers on the graves or an American flag and show your appreciation for those who gave the ultimate gift of their lives so that our country can thrive. A wonderful lesson for us to teach our children
It is always important to thank our military members for their service – but on this day, MEMORIAL DAY, it is our day to remember those who died in service to the United States and share in The National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Acworth Memorial Day Ceremony

A Memorial Day ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country will be held on a Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in Cauble Park at Patriots Point. Veterans and current servicemen will pay tribute to brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event.

The service flags of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard surround the American Flag. The concrete dome structure is surrounded by a paver walkway. Engraved pavers can be purchased. 4” x 8” paver that includes up to 3 lines with 18 spaces for $75.00 or an 8” x 8” paver which includes 4 lines with 18 spaces for $125.00. Engraved pavers can be purchased for any person who has served America’s Military
For more information or to order pavers, please contact Jeff Chase at or call 770-917-1234.

Marietta National Cemetery.

The National Memorial Day Association of Georgia is hosting the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Marietta National Cemetery. The event takes place on Memorial Day at noon and honors our Veterans, both past and present, who served as well as those who gave their life for our country’s freedom. The ceremony features patriotic music, posting of the colors, prayers, a gun salute, as well as inspiring speakers. All Veterans as well as the general public are invited to attend. The Marietta National Cemetery is located at 500 Washington Avenue Northeast, Marietta.  To learn more about the Marietta National Cemetery visit:

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