Memorial Day

The National Memorial Day Association of Georgia is hosting the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Marietta National Cemetery on Monday, May 25, 2015. The event takes place 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.

Date:
Monday, May 25, 2015

Time:
Noon

Admission:
Free

Address:
Marietta National Cemetery
500 Washington Avenue Northeast
Marietta, GA 30060

For more information, please call (404) 510-4668.

On the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts of America and Brownies place flags on each grave.

About the The National Memorial Day Association of Georgia and The Avenue of Flags, Inc
The National Memorial Day Association of Georgia and The Avenue of Flags, Inc, is a registered nonprofit organization qualified under Section 501 © (3). The organization was founded on March 16, 1946, in Atlanta, Georgia. It is composed of individual Patron Members and of Member Organizations who wish to remember and honor the men and women who have served in the United States of America Armed Forces, the many who have given their lives to protect our freedom, the many who are now deceased, and those currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Comments

    • says

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  1. Joe says

    It is really unfortunate that the Patriot Guard Riders are no longer welcome at this event. I led the group two years ago and was told last year that we were not invited back because we “ride motorcycles”! I found this to be very sad as I had attended this ceremony for at least 10 years. Patriot Guard Riders stand for our fallen and veterans 52 weeks a year.

    • says

      I don’t know anything about shunning motorcycles, but as a grandchild of a serviceman killed in action, I can tell you definitively that it matters not your mode of transportation. Every body in attendance is counted and appreciated more than can be expressed. Don’t let the politicians get in the way of your honoring those who gave their greatest gift for us.

  2. RICHARD TAYLOR says

    I note above the Patriot Guard Riders are not invited back to the Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery. WHY AND HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE REASON.??

    Many of these gentlemen gave of themselves for the freedoms of this country. But they ride motorcycles -UNREAL REASONING.

    SILENCE, SILENCE, SILENCE IN A MORE CONTROLING OF A FREE COUNTRY. WHY HAVE THIS CEREMONY AND SPEAK HIGHLY OF OUR VETERANS BUT BECAUSE OF MOTORCYCLES, “THEY CANNOT ATTEND………..YET, MANY HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THIS COUNTRY AND THE FREEDOMS FOR THE PERSON THAT MADES THIS DECISION”……This is socialism showing through with this poor, poor decision. OUR FREEDOMS ARE ERODING DAY BY DAY…………

    RICHARD TAYLOR
    494-427-9666

    • big Al says

      Richard the blue haired ladies made the decision for he PGR not to attend. However we were good enough a month or so ago to show honor to a vet in that cemetery when his family requested us. We do this for the family and the vet.

      • Steve C says

        SHAME SHAME SHAME on whoever made the decision not to “invite” the PGR back. I challenge them to find a video showing the “coming home” ceremony for a fallen soldier that does not include those good people respecfully paying tribute and yes, even shielding, the families from those who would chose to use that ceremony for their own selfish agendas. They should not only be invited back, but, are owed a public apology! God, what is next?????

  3. Nicholas Cole says

    As a Viet Nam vet and a great grandson of Henry Greene Cole who gave the beautiful land for the Marietta National Cemetery, I can’t believe what I just read.
    Every year my family and I attend the ceremony and humbly stand along side others who served. Many of those returned with problems I escaped and I count my blessings daily.
    I don’t ride but I don’t see how any veterans, singular or group could be asked not to attend with their bikes. I have heard some leave a bit early and rev it up while someone is speaking or music is playing. We can ask them to be mindful of the presentation but not exclude them. They are to be revered because of their mission and the numbers of them who give of their time to go to funerals and support the families.

  4. G.Mike says

    What board or organization was responsible? Name? As a retired Army LTC who is a Harley Driver I fine this banishment from today’s celebration unacceptable.

  5. John P.Lanier, M.D. says

    ” For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected never know.”

    I saw this phrase on a Viet Nam Memorial below the Centennial Arch at Atlantic Station, Atlanta Georgia.
    IT SAYS IT ALL!!

    Shame, shame, shame on the people that decided not invite the PGR patriots back.
    John P. Lanier, M.D.

  6. Mark Johnson says

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for not inviting the riders back. If they want to walk up the cemetery that would be great – but it’s not about them. And I don’t want to hear their hogs, barking dogs, boom boxes on the shoulder, or any other “look-at-me” distractions. It is a solemn place and should be respected – not a motorcycle party.
    There is a reason they weren’t invited back.
    Mark

    • chenita says

      Dear what do boom boxes have to do with the riders look like you may have some other issues. Is the problem that there is no one looking at you . That comment was uncalled for as well I’ll pray for you. Your sad . Everyone is entitled not only you.

  7. Larry Westbrook says

    As a Vietnam era Harley Rider I also find it hard to believe and unacceptable to accept that motorcycle riders are not welcome. I’m hoping to attend today and if I do, I’ll ride my bike.

  8. Larry says

    I should say, “that’s not right!”, Veterans should be allowed to arrive by any mode of transit as long as their arrival, if in mass, does not disrupt the dignity of the service !

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