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Annual Memorial Day ceremony honors Gwinnett's military heroes

(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 22, 2014) – Gwinnett County will host the 11th annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 26 at 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville.

The public is invited to attend this observance to pay 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.

Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash, District 1 Commissioner Jace Brooks, District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter and County Administrator Glenn Stephens will lead this year’s ceremony. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Jim Markham, Vietnam veteran and retired principal of Mill Creek High School.

Honor guard units from the Gwinnett County Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Sheriff’s Departments will also take part in the event. No new names will be added to the memorial during this year’s ceremony.

The Memorial Day Ceremony will be televised at 7:30 p.m. on May 26 on TVgwinnett, the county’s local government access cable channel. TVgwinnett programming is also available streaming and on demand at

The Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial, located on the grounds of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville, honors all Gwinnett residents who died in the line of duty in military or public service. The memorial opened in 2003 and was built with funds from private donations and Gwinnett County government. For additional information about the memorial, visit