MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

Salute to the Troops. A tribute to U.S. soldiers. Entertainment by military bands, followed by the 25th Anniversary Lasershow Spectacular and fireworks. Country music star Lee Greenwood, best known for his hit "God Bless the U.S.A.," performs a free concert at 7:15 p.m. May 25. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; 9:30 p.m. laser show May 24-26. Free admission; $10 parking fee. Stone Mountain Park, U.S. 78 East, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690, www.stonemountainpark.com/salute.

Annual Pig-Out. Sautee Nacoochee volunteer firefighters cook pork, chicken and Brunswick stew. Activities include music, face painting and a dunk tank. Noon-6 p.m. May 24. $10; $5 ages 10 and younger. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706-878-1001 or 706-878-9349.

Services. Remembrance and recognition ceremonies for active duty military personnel and their families. Also, a flag retirement ceremony and motorcycle demonstration by American Legion Riders. 6 p.m. May 24. Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St., Duluth. 770-476-3434, www.duluth-ga.com.

World War II Remembrance Day. Veterans share their stories of wartime through personal accounts and memorabilia. Noon-5 p.m. May 25. $15 (ages 18 and younger free with paid adult); $12 ages 65 and older and students; $10 ages 4-12; ages 3 and younger free. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-814-4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

Patriotic Concert. Ira Pittman conducts 50-piece guest orchestra. Also features a 100-voice chancel choir, the Kingsmen Men's Ensemble and children's and youth choirs. Ice cream social follows. 5 p.m. May 25. Free. Mount Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-971-2880, www.mtbethel.org.

Salute to the Troops. The Stone Mountain Chorus performs a musical tribute to America's veterans. 6 p.m. May 25. Free. First Baptist Church of Lilburn, 285 Main St., Lilburn. 770-921-1220, www.stonemountainchorus.org.

Memorial Day Concert. Performances by recording artists Luther Barnes and Darwin Hobbs. 6 p.m. May 25. Free. Friendship Community Church, 4141 Old Fairburn Road, College Park. 404-349-6040, www.friend shipcollegepark.com.

Celebrate America 5K/10K. Looped, flat and fast course around the North Point Mall area; 10K runners make a double loop. Benefits Canine Assistants, Happy Tails and EnAble. 6 a.m. registration; 7:30 a.m. 5K/10K May 26. $25; $20 advance. AMC Mansell Crossing 14, 7730 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-740-2648/678-795-0115, www.ajwc.net.

Celebration. Golf cart procession to City Hall starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail. Simultaneously, singing groups perform music at City Hall. Once the golf cart procession arrives, honors to the flag commence, followed by a memorial wreath presentation by the local VFW Post 9949 and American Legion Post 50. Also, youngsters are to read their patriotic essays. 8:30 a.m. May 26. City Hall, Peachtree City, City Hall Plaza, 151 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City. 770-487-7657, www.peachtree-city.org.

15th Annual Dacula Memorial Day Festival. Features a parade, 5K run, arts and crafts, music and food. Parade route begins at Hebron Baptist Church, follows Dacula Road, turns right on Second Avenue, crosses Broad Street and ends at Dacula High School. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26; parade steps off at 10 a.m. Free admission. Downtown Dacula, Second Ave., Dacula. 770-367-7371, www. daculamemorialday.com.

City of Smyrna Memorial Day Celebration. Limited seating, arrive early. 9 a.m. seating begins; 10 a.m. program May 26. Free. 20th Century Veterans Memorial, 2800 King St., Smyrna. 770-434-6600, www.smyrnacity.com.

Roswell Remembers Memorial Day. Patriotic music by the Atlanta Wind Symphony, displays, flyovers, 21-gun salute, food, popular music. 10:15 a.m. May 26. Free. Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill St., Roswell. 770-641-3727, www.roswellgov.com/index.php.

Ceremony. Patriotic speeches and bands playing among the graves of military veterans. Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged. 11 a.m.-noon May 26. Free. Historic City Cemetery, 280 Stonewall Ave., Fayetteville. 770-631-0771.

National Memorial Day Ceremony. Scouts place flags on more than 17,000 graves prior to the ceremony, which includes music, posting of the colors, prayers and a gun salute. Featured speakers are Lt. Col. David R. Titus of Augusta, immediate past commander-in-chief of the Military Order ofWorld Wars, and Maj. Gen. Jerome Johnson, deputy chief of staff of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson. Sponsored by the National Memorial Day Association of Georgia and The Avenue of Flags. Concert at 11:30 a.m. by Roswell New Horizons Band; program begins at noon May 26. Free. Marietta National Cemetery, 500 Washington Ave., Marietta. 404-245-2222, nmdaga.org/program.htm.

Memorial Day Tribute Concert With the Army Ground Forces Band. The program includes patriotic favorites by Sousa, Williams, Bernstein, Fitzgerald and Sinatra, capturing a variety of musical styles such as jazz and Dixieland. 7:30 p.m. May 26. Free. The Villages Amphitheater, 301 Lafayette Ave., Fayetteville. 770-719-4173, 404-249-6400, www.villagesamphitheater.com.

Army Ground Force Jazz Ensemble-Jazz Guardians. The kickoff performance of the Norcross Summer Concert Series. 7:30-9:30 p.m. May 26. Free. Thrasher Park, Buchanan Street and Park Drive, Norcross. 770-448-2122, www.norcrossga.net.

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