From the Smyrna Veterans Committee
The Smyrna Veterans Committee, the City of Smyrna, and American Legion Post 160 will kickoff the Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 26, 2014. The 9:30 a.m. ceremony will take place at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial, located at 800 King Street between City Hall and the Library.
We will honor fallen veterans and help support local veterans and their families
Guest speakers will
be Chaplain Major Olga Westfall, a native of Ukraine currently assigned at VA Medical Center in Decatur, and Air Force
Reserve at Dobbins, and Army Ranger SFC Tony Foster, a decorated hero having
served two tours in Vietnam.
Campbell High School JROTC will present the Colors. Breigha Young will sing the National Anthem and the Roswell New Horizons Band will provide music throughout the ceremony. There will be displays to tour behind the Veterans Memorial over to the Community Center.
This year the Smyrna Veterans Committee and American Legion Post 160 will honor those from Cobb County who have died while on active duty this century, in a special insert in the program: "Cobb County - Honor the Fallen" - showing a picture of each service member who has fallen, branch of service, rank, date and age at time of death, and location.
Wreaths Laying Ceremony Sponsors are American Legion Post 160, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 160, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160, City of Smyrna, Veterans Memorial Association, Cobb County Chapter of Gold Star Mothers.
You can show your support for local veterans and their families by participating in the Distribution of Poppies organized by Smyrna's American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 over the Memorial Day Weekend:
Saturday & Sunday (05/24/14 &
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kroger at South Cobb Road & Concord
Kroger at Atlanta Road
Wal-Mart at East West Connector
Monday, Memorial Day, 05/26/14
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Veterans Memorial, Smyrna
Following the ceremony, there will be a barbecue cookout open to the public held at American Legion Post 160 at 160 Legion Drive starting at 12 noon. There will be pulled pork, turkey, and various sides to enjoy.