For 22 consecutive years thousands of people from Roswell and around the State have joined the Rotary Club of Roswell and the City of Roswell to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Country. The event is held, annually, on the green at Roswell City Hall. As in 2020, the City of Roswell has cancelled the 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony.
To continue the remembrance, Roswell Rotary has produced a video utilizing “best of the best” past Ceremony moments that will be live streamed on YouTube on Memorial Day, show at our weekly meeting Thursday, May 27th and promoted on social media. We are also planning to share with Rotarians throughout the District via our blog and newsletter.
Guest speaker is Captain Donna Rowe, retired Army. Captain Rowe served as the Head ER/Triage nurse in Saigon, Vietnam – 1968-69. She took on the task of saving a barely alive Vietnamese baby girl from her dead mother’s arms .Her story is featured in “The Kathleen Story” a permanent segment at the American History Museum. Donna and baby “Kathleen” are also featured in the documentary “The Shadow of the Blade”.
In 2016 Captain Donna Rowe was honored as the first female inducted into the Georgia Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame.
Roswell Rotary is dedicated to producing an annual event at the Memorial site incorporating the Holiday, Families and Community into one “great day of Remembrance.”