The Mission: Thousands of people from Roswell and around the State join the Rotary Club of Roswell and the City of Roswell to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the defense of our country. The event is held on the green at City Hall.
The Remembrance: Pre-ceremony, patriotic-themed music will kick off at 10:15 a.m. with the official program getting underway at 11 a.m. The event features the presentation of colors, singing of the National Anthem, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation, laying of the wreath, Lest We Forget POW-MIA tribute and a keynote speech.
The program concludes with a 21-gun salute and Taps. Close to four thousand men, women and children enjoy the picnic and band on the grounds following the ceremony. Planning for this event starts almost a year in advance and involves over 100 Rotarians and many volunteers and City of Roswell employees the day of the event. This year will be the twenty fourth anniversary of this event.
Lunch Meeting: In addition, the meeting immediately prior to Memorial Day allows Roswell Rotary to honor these men and women with a special speaker, the honor guard and bag pipes.