By Mail:

Roswell Remembers
617 Atlanta Street,
Roswell, GA 30075

By Phone:

770-640-3253 or
800-776-7935

By Fax:

770-640-3252

By Email:

detris@roswellgov.com

Media Contacts:
Contact Dotty Etris,
Executive Director of the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau, at
770-640-3253.

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Program – Events Throughout the Day

  • 10:00 a.m. Displays Open to the Public
  • 10:15 a.m. Pre-Ceremony Music
  • 11:00 a.m. OFFICIAL START OF PROGRAM

Program Includes:

Presentation of Colors

National Anthem

Pledge of Allegiance

Invocation

“Lest We Forget” POW-MIA

Laying of the Wreath by Edward (Ted) McCabe (born Jan. 29, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY)
He landed on the first wave at Inchon, South Korea. After the capture of Soule, his division landed at Wonsan on the way to the Chosin Reservoir. November 27, ten Chinese Divisions surrounded them, out numbering the Marines by 10 to 1. A Siberian winter came, plummeting temperatures to 50 degrees below zero as the Marines fought their way to the sea. They evacuated from Hungnam with all the equipment and men who could walk, plus some 90,000 North Koreans who voted with their frozen feet to be free. This was considered the greatest battle in the 20th Century. Ted was awarded Five Battle Stars for his combat engagements.

After discharge, Ted attended Syracuse University where he played Lacrosse with the great Jim Brown. He has four children and three grandchildren and now lives in Milton, GA.

Featured Speaker:
Hank Freedman (Born in Boston, MA 9/21/1921)
World War II: Trained with the 79th Infantry Division as a machine gunner (1942-44). He shipped overseas with the 106th Infantry Division October 1944, 422nd Infantry regiment in intelligence and reconnaissance. Hank was captured during the Battle of the Bulge, December 19th, 1944 in Bleialf, Germany and liberated by 6th Armored Division, March 30, 1945. While a POW he lost 55 lbs. On. May 8th, 1945 he was flown back to the U.S. and discharged November 1945.

Recipient of
Bronze Star Medal, Prisoner of War Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, European African Middle Eastern Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and was presented the French Legion of Honor by the French Republic.

Mr. Freedman spent over 40 years in retail merchandising. He was married 51 years to his beloved Betty. They had two sons: Robert and Alan, 4 granddaughters; 2 great granddaughters.

Reflections “From The Heart”

Veterans share Moments of Reflections

Benediction

21-Gun Salute

Taps

  • 12:30 p.m.
    Conclusion of Military Program
  • 12:45 p.m.
    After the Military Ceremony please enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or purchase BBQ available on site, as you listen to live music.

21-Gun Salute.

Because of large crowds and the sudden noise from the 21-Gun Salute, this event is not suitable for pets.

Held on the grounds of Roswell City Hall:
38 Hill Street, Roswell,GA 30075

Music:

The poignant and beautiful bugle call of “Taps” will be played 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

Our Emcee will be: Moby

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, where he was the top-rated morning personality for 10 years. He is creator of “The Biggest Small Town in AMERICA (sm) Radio Network.”

Known for his patriotism, Moby’s respect for those who serve our country, and those who have given their all, is evident as he emcees the military portion of the ceremony.

www.mobyinthemorning.com
Color Guards.
Pipes & Drums.
Laying of the Wreath.

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.

ChuckNationBand

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 grade, lively music that engages and entertains an audience from the moment they take the stage until the rousing applause at the end of the show.  Close harmony vocals and superb instrumental playing help create their distinctive sound.  The band is based in North Georgia.

www.chucknationband.com


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