THE LARGEST MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY in Georgia – 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.
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.
10:00 am Displays Open to the Public
10:15 am Pre-Ceremony Patriotic Music
11:00 am Program/Event Begins
12:30 pm Conclusion of Military Program
12:45 pm Attendees may enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or
purchase BBQ available on site, and listen to live music.
Presentation of Colors,National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation, “Lest We Forget” POW-MIA, Laying of the Wreath, Speaker, Reflections “From The Heart,” Moments shared by Veterans, Benediction, 21-Gun Salute, Taps
Once again Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony will be hosted by Moby. Moby has a 25-year history as the top morning DJ in Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta. Known for his patriotism, Moby’s respect for those who serve our country.
The poignant and beautiful bugle call of “Taps” will be payed by Rafael Picklesimer.
The Lone Bagpiper will be Scott McAlilley.
A beautiful rendition of “God Bless the U.S.A.” will be performed by Massee McKinley.
Picnic & Concert
After the Military Ceremony please enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or purchase BBQ available on site, as you listen to live music.
The Chuck Nation Band
A world class ensemble of award winning performers and one of the most entertaining and versatile groups in bluegrass/acoustic music. Whether it’s old favorites, modern songs, or original material, the Chuck Nation Band delivers professional, lively music that engages and entertains an audience.The band is based in North Georgia. chucknationband.com