Acworth Memorial Day 2021 Ceremony
A ceremony to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country will be held on a Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in Cauble Park at Patriots Point.
Veterans and current servicemen will pay tribute to brave men and women who have fought and died for our nation. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event.
This Memorial Day program will feature speaker Brigadier General Mark Gelhardt, Sr. Mark Gelhardt is a retired Army officer and combat veteran with more than 22 years of active service. He served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm and commanded the Data System Unit of the White House Communications Agency. He served in many other leadership positions in the United States and Germany throughout his career including deployments to the Middle East. He was awarded the Soldier’s Medal, the Army’s highest peacetime award for valor.