Memorial Day events in Cobb

To honor soldiers who sacrificed their lives in service to our nation, Memorial Day events in Cobb County are planned in Acworth, Kennesaw, Powder Springs and Smyrna. (Courtesy of city of Smyrna)

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To honor soldiers who sacrificed their lives in service to our nation, Memorial Day events in Cobb County are planned in Acworth, Kennesaw, Powder Springs and Smyrna. (Courtesy of city of Smyrna)

Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled around Cobb to honor soldiers who gave their lives to protect our freedoms and our republic.

Acworth: 10 a.m. May 28, Patriots Point at Cauble Park, Lake Acworth, 4425 Beach St., Acworth. Dedicated to those who have served in our Armed Forces, engraved pavers that have been purchased since the previous Veterans Day will be presented at the event. Contact Jeff Chase at 770-917-1234 or jchase@acworth.org. bit.ly/3w901YO

Kennesaw: 9 a.m. to noon May 30, Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw. The Kennesaw Parks and Recreation Department and Crossfit Koinonia are hosting the 2022 Murph Challenge. This annual workout is done all over the globe to honor those who gave all in service to our republic. The “Murph” workout is named for the late Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy. He posthumously was awarded the U.S. military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan that cost him his life on June 28, 2005. This was a favorite workout of his, which he called “Body Armor” - now called “The Murph.” Trainers from Crossfit Koinonia in Kennesaw will guide participants through the workouts, scale them to your fitness level and help track your progress. TheMurphChallenge.com, KoinoniaCrossfit.com or bit.ly/3LcoMrs

Powder Springs: 11 a.m. May 30, Veterans Memorial at the Ford Center, 4181 Atlanta St., Powder Springs. American Legion Post 294 and the city will sponsor this event. CityOfPowderSprings.org/Calendar.aspx

Smyrna: 9:30-11 a.m. May 30, Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial, 2800 King St., Smyrna. bit.ly/3NcxvLE