County by county news for Sunday


Marietta to hold veterans parade

Marietta’s ninth Veterans Day parade will start 11 a.m. Monday at Roswell Street Baptist Church, ending at the Marietta Square. The parade’s 30 entries will include marching bands, drill teams, floats and veterans’ groups.

Lt. Gen. Carol Mutter will be the parade grand marshal and keynote speaker at a ceremony noon on the Square. Information: Tucker McQueen for the AJC


Veterans recognition ceremony Sunday

Lilburn will celebrate veterans with a recognition ceremony and ice cream social at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lilburn City Park. Bring worn, tattered and damaged American flags for proper retirement.

Lilburn VFW Post 12096 will provide this service free of charge.

Information: Arlinda Smith Broady

Ceremony honors Vietnam veterans

The public is invited to attend Gwinnett County’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

This observance pays tribute to the men and women who have served honorably in the military, during wartime or peacetime, and to memorialize the fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation.

No new names will be added to the memorial during this year’s ceremony. Event will include a special “welcome home” ceremony for Vietnam veterans. Karen Huppertz for the AJC


Cumming to host Veterans Day ceremony

The City of Cumming Veterans Day Ceremony will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Veterans War Memorial, 301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Mayor H. Ford Gravitt will give the welcome and Command Sergeant Major Roy F. Marchert will give the keynote address.

Information: Commander George C. Vernon at 706-258-7533 or or Pam Daugherty at 678-592-8694 or Veronica Fields Johnson


Sandy Springs to host vet tribute Monday

The City of Sandy Springs will host its fourth Annual Veterans Day Tribute at 11:45 a.m. Monday at the Veteran’s Memorial, at the Concourse Corporate Center next to the Queen Building, 5 Concourse Parkway, Sandy Springs.

The event will feature patriotic music, the Sandy Springs Police Department Honor Guard and the Pledge of Allegiance by students from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. Former WSB-TV news anchor John Pruitt will emcee and Brigadier General John King, U.S. Army National Guard, will be the keynote speaker.

Information: or 770-730-5600. Veronica Fields Johnson


McDonough to host services for veterans

A Veterans Day service hosted by the American Legion Post 55 is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Wall of Honor in McDonough’s Heritage Park, 101 Lake Dow Road.

Information: Monroe Roark for the AJC