- Date: 05/27/2019 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
- Location: Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial
2800 King Street SE
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
On Monday, May 27, 2019, at 9:30 am, Smyrna, Georgia holds its annual Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial lawn on King Street. The event and adjacent parking are free and open to all.
This event honors the valiant men and women of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, both past and present. It also commemorates the 100th anniversary of both the Treaty of Versailles and the founding of the American Legion. The Treaty of Versailles formalized the end of World War I, but to many, it set the uneasy foundation of an even greater conflict starting just twenty years and three months later: World War II.
The event includes current and vintage military vehicles and weaponry, an honor guard, 21-gun salute, echo taps, wreath laying ceremony and the elite and unique Georgia 116th Army National Guard Band.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be at the Smyrna Community Center. Sponsors include The City of Smyrna, Smyrna Veterans Committee, American Legion Post 160, Smyrna Rotary Club, Jonquil City Kiwanis, Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, Chick-fil-A of South Cobb and JWC Real Estate.