Memorial Day Activities for Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta

posted May 23, 2018



By Derek Easterling, City of Kennesaw Mayor

The month May provides us with a reminder of the cost of our freedom and encourages us to honor all who paid the ultimate price. The freedoms we enjoy should not be taken for granted but rather should be seen as opportunities to progress our nation to overcome oppression and division. Our freedom was purchased with the blood of true Americans:

• Faithful men and women who believed America was worth fighting for;
• Men and women who believed we were indeed one nation under God;
• Men and women who believed we are the greatest nation and can achieve great success in everything we do; and
• They were courageous men and women we called father or son, mother or daughter.

We must honor them by moving forward – we must work together, combining our strengths to create victory.  We must rise above the fray and tolerate nothing but the best from every American. No compromise, only total commitment … we should live our lives in such a manner as to be worthy of their sacrifice.

The American’s Creed
by William Tyler Page

I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

Written 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.


Memorial Day Ceremony – The ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point in Cauble Park. 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. For more information on the event contact Jeff Chase at or call 770-917-1234.



The Memorial Day Weekend concert lineup:

May 25- Electric Avenue-80’s MTV experience;

May 26-Symphony on the Square – Orchestral Pops music;

The Marietta community and surrounding areas will again be “dancing in the street” during the Glover Park Concert Series presented by LGE Community Credit Union. The series features local and regional acts on the last Friday night, April through September The concerts are free but if you are looking for a “front-row seat,” a limited number of tables can be reserved for a fee. Table reservations are taken on a first come basis (and will sell out quickly) on the first working day of each month beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings are not permitted in the park, however they may be set up on the street after 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner (beer & wine is permitted) or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square.


The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 76th year! The Circus Midway will be on the grounds of Jim R. Miller Park beginning on Friday May 18, 2018 at 5:00PM. The Midway opens Monday through Friday at 5:00PM, 10:00AM on Saturdays (& Memorial Day), and 12:00PM on Sundays. What a great experience for the whole family.  For more information call 404-419-6755, or visit the circus website at