By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony honors Gwinnett's Military Heroes

Lawrenceville – Gwinnett County officials will remember Army Specialist Kyle E. Gilbert during the 13th annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 1 p.m. at the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville.

Gilbert, a Lawrenceville native and graduate of Mill Creek High School, died as a result of friendly fire last September in Bagram, Afghanistan. Gilbert’s name is the first to be added to the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial since 2011. 

flag photo rt190Guests are invited to attend the ceremony to pay tribute to Gilbert and other fallen heroes who have sacrificed their lives to protect our nation.

The keynote address will be given by Brig. Gen. Thomas Carden, Assistant Adjutant General – Army, Georgia Department of Defense Commander, Georgia Army National Guard. Other officials scheduled to speak include Gwinnett County District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter and the mayors of Lawrenceville and Lilburn. Law enforcement honor guard members will also take part in the ceremony.

The Memorial Day ceremony will be televised at 7:30 p.m. on May 25 on TVgwinnett, the county’s local government access cable channel. TVgwinnett programming is also available streaming and on demand at www.tvgwinnett.com

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 www.gwinnettfallenheroes.com.