Marietta National Cemetery · Marietta, Georgia
May 27, 2013 · 12:00 pm
The Marietta National Cemetery is canonized ground. Inside its storied gates are buried more than 10,000 veterans, spanning 23 states, from New York and Michigan to Alabama and Georgia. Men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in other wars also rest peacefully at the 140-year-old cemetery.
For more than a half century now, a ceremony has occurred every Memorial Day at Marietta National Cemetery to honor all those who served and gave their life for our country’s freedom. It is a time to reflect on — and honor — those who stood heroically by their country during battle and who are today making the same unshakable commitment of valor in far away lands. Sponsored by the National Memorial Day Association of Georgia and The Avenue of Flags, this year’s event promises to once again stir emotions and teach young and old alike what the words duty, honor and country truly mean.
On May 25, 2013 at 8 AM, the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts of America and Brownies will place flags on each grave.
The Memorial Day event begins at noon on May 27th and will feature patriotic music, posting of the colors, prayers, a gun salute and inspiring speakers. All veterans, as well the general public, are invited to attend what will be a meaningful and memorable ceremony.
BG (Ret) Leon A Johnson, National President, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI)
Honoree Organization for 2013 Ceremony:
Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI)