Memorial Day 2018: What’s going on in North Fulton?

Rafael Picklesimer plays taps to close a Roswell Remembers Memorial Day celebration in this 2016 file photo.
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Rafael Picklesimer plays taps to close a Roswell Remembers Memorial Day celebration in this 2016 file photo.

Memorial Day weekend means different things to different people.

For some, it’s the first sign of summer, and time to break out the grill and your favorite red, white and blue T-shirt. For others, it’s a time of remembrance and reflection, for those that died while serving in the United States military.

However you celebrate Memorial Day, there’s several events in north Fulton County to help you do that.

Milton Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., folks in Milton will come to together at Freedom Park to “honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.” Milton police, fire, city council and local business owners will be attending and the public is invited. The Milton Public Safety Color Guard will present the colors, Bob Kraus will play bagpipes and Jordan Thorne will sing “God Bless America.”


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Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony

Called the “largest Memorial Day ceremony in Georgia,” this event begins at 11 a.m. on Monday at City Hall in Roswell. Displays for the program will open at 10 a.m. and pre-ceremony music will begin shortly after. George Lingerfelt, a retired U.S. Army sergeant, will be the keynote speaker. The event will also feature a 21-gun salute. The program will conclude at 12:30 p.m., but residents are invited to stick around for a picnic – barbecue can be purchased on-site – and a free concert by The Chuck Nation Band.

Alpharetta Arts Street Fest

This event runs Saturday through Monday in downtown Alpharetta. Admission is free, but art will be for sale. Exhibitions from more than 90 artists will be featured, as well as food vendors, live music and children's activities. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. More information and a music performance schedule can be found on its website.


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Previous coverage of Roswell’s Memorial Day ceremony:

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Starting in 1997, 12 patriotic members created a non-political, non-commercial ceremony honoring fallen heroes.