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Celebrate Memorial Day this weekend

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Celebrate Memorial Day this weekend

Photo from Chris Billingsley of today's Memorial Day Ceremony at the Decatur Cemetery

Photo from Chris Billingsley from a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Decatur Cemetery

Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day and there are several activities planned to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.

Chris Billingsley, a retired Decatur High teacher, said there will be three opportunities to mark the occasion. The Memorial Day activities will be held in the Decatur Cemetery, located at 299 Bell St.

May 26, 6 p.m. Place Flags On Graves- Meet at the Veteran’s Rock in the new cemetery (enter Church Street gate).

May 29, 6 p.m. Place Flowers On Graves- Meet at same location described above, Veteran’s Rock.

Monday, May 30, 5 p.m.- Brief Remembrance Ceremony. Afterwards we will pick up all flags and flowers from graves.

“If you would like to help place flags and/or flowers on the graves or memorials in the Decatur Cemetery for those who were killed while serving in the military as part of your Memorial Day Weekend activities, please contact Chris Billingsley at cbillingsley1[email protected],” the announcement from Billingsley says.

The City of Avondale Estates will hold its annual Memorial Day wreath placement ceremony on Friday,  May 27 at 10 a.m. The event will be held at City Hall, located at 21 North Avondale Plaza.

“The Avondale Estates Garden Club and the Avon Garden Club will join City officials to place a commemorative wreath on the Blue State Memorial Highway Market in front of City Hall tomorrow morning,” the announcement from the city says. “This ceremony celebrates Memorial Day and honors the U.S. armed forces, past and present. All are invited to attend.”

DeKalb County will also hold its Memorial Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27, at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.

“The theme for this year’s event, ‘A Living Memorial: Women Veteran Entrepreneurs and Professionals,’ honors women that currently serve or have served in the military, especially those who have paved the way for others to succeed in business,” the announcement from the county says. “Alisa Williamson, President and CEO of Glory Professional Cleaning Services is the keynote speaker.”

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