Woodstock plans virtual Memorial Day ceremony

A Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony streamed on Facebook and YouTube will take the place of a physical observance at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, in Woodstock. CITY OF WOODSTOCK
A Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony streamed on Facebook and YouTube will take the place of a physical observance at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, in Woodstock. CITY OF WOODSTOCK

With the COVID-19 pandemic imposing social distancing and discouraging crowds, Woodstock is planning a virtual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.

The City of Woodstock Virtual 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony streams at 10 a.m. Monday at http://facebook.com/woodstockgagov and https://wdstk.ga/youtube, according to a city announcement. It will take the place of a physical ceremony, which would have been held at The Park at City Center.

Victoria Hill, the 2019 Miss Georgia, will open the ceremony by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” followed by Cub Scout Pack 625 leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Donnie Henriques will share a welcome statement and read his Memorial Day 2020 Proclamation.

American Legion Post 316 and Marine Corps League Woodstock Detachment No. 1311 will perform ceremonies and readings. Prayers will be offered by pastors of Momentum Church. A wreath will be placed at the city memorial, and doves, released to conclude the ceremony.

The event also will be recorded for later viewing. Information: https://bit.ly/3cLEcSN