Here’s how Dunwoody plans to still celebrate Memorial Day this year

The pre-recorded video will recognize members of the military who lost their lives.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The pre-recorded video will recognize members of the military who lost their lives. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Credit: Ronald Martinez

Credit: Ronald Martinez

The coronavirus pandemic has made it nearly impossible for any local government to organize a large, in-person celebration for Memorial Day this year.

The city of Dunwoody is instead asking residents to take part in a virtual ceremony from their homes on Monday, May 25. The city’s parks department put together a pre-recorded video that honors members of the military who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

The video will premiere at 10 a.m. on Monday on the Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Facebook page and on the city's YouTube channel.

“We can’t gather as we traditionally do on Memorial Day,” Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch said in a statement. “But this year’s program will be as important as ever. We want to make it clear that even in these unprecedented times, we will never forget those who sacrificed their lives for their country and our freedom.”

Residents can tune in to watch a special message from Deutsch and hear an original song composed and performed by Jill Hudson, a former Dunwoody resident.

Dunwoody Councilman Joe Seconder, a retired U.S. Army infantry major, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The program will also include remarks from Josh Amerson, an associate pastor at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

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