Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Gwinnett's Military Heroes

The public is invited to Gwinnett County’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville. This event is held each year to honor the county’s past and present military heroes and public service personnel.

Board Chairman Charles Bannister, District 1 Commissioner Shirley Lasseter and County Administrator Jock Connell will lead this year’s ceremony. Honor guard units from the Gwinnett County Corrections, Fire and Emergency Services, Police and Sheriff’s Departments and the Lawrenceville Police Department will also take part in the event. Guest speaker Brig. Gen. Daniel J. Kaufman will give this year’s keynote address. No new names will be added to the memorial this year.

The ceremony will be televised on May 25 at 7:30 p.m. on TVgwinnett. Gwinnett cable customers can access TVgwinnett on cable channel 23 or 25, depending on the cable provider. TVgwinnett programming is also available streaming and on demand at, where viewers will also find a program guide.

The Fallen Heroes Memorial, located on the grounds of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville, honors all Gwinnett residents who died in the line of duty in military or public service. The memorial opened in 2003 and was built with funds from private donations and Gwinnett County government. For additional information about the Fallen Heroes Memorial, visit
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