Fayette County residents can participate in several activities next Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.
Above, last year’s Peachtree City Memorial Day observance featured a big crowd and a big flag. File photo.
In Peachtree City, the 20th annual Memorial Day Ceremony takes place Monday at the Veterans’ Memorial at City Hall Plaza, and will pay homage to those who have paid the ultimate price. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. The event is presented by the city of Peachtree City, in conjunction with Marine Corps League Detachment 1325, VFW Post 9949, and American Legion Post 50. The event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
In Fayetteville, Fayette County Post 105 of The American Legion will again be hosting their traditional Memorial Day Ceremony among the flag-decorated graves of military veterans buried in the historic Fayetteville City Cemetery. The annual community ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Monday and will conclude shortly after noon. Remarks will be made by Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson and state Representative Josh Bonner. Music will be provided by members of the Whitewater High School Band.
All citizens of Fayette County are invited to attend and encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The cemetery is located next to the Fayette County Board of Education building on Ga. Highway 54 in Fayetteville. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Log Cabin near the Fayetteville Fire Department.
Thousands are expected to converge on Senoia Monday for the city’s annual Memorial Day celebration. From 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the city’s downtown is filled with a parade, patriotic music and guest speakers. At dusk, fireworks will be fired off at Merrimac Lake.