April 20, 2012
Visitor Center, 770-427-4686 x0
In commemoration of Memorial Day, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is presenting various events to honor our nation's fallen veterans. All programs are free and open to the public.
- Veterans' uniform and memorabilia display- beginning Thursday, May 24, through Monday, May 28, 2012. The display is free and open to the public from 9 AM - 4 PM in the Battlefield's Visitor Center. Included are numerous uniforms and other memorabilia from World War I through Operation Iraqi Freedom. All of the uniforms and other items are identified with the veteran's name, branch of service, and when the veteran served; photographs of the veterans are included with most uniforms. Mr. Ken Myers is the owner/presenter of the display and has provided U.S. military displays in the Atlanta area for the past thirteen years. He will be present to answer any questions.
- Artillery demonstrations will take place on Monday, May 27-28, at 11:00 AM, 12, 2 and 3:00 PM at the Visitor Center front battlefield area.
- Kennesaw Mountain High School's NJROTC drill team will perform at 1 PM on May 28 in the Visitor Center front field.
- As part of our Project Poppy program, visitors will also be able to purchase poppies in honor of a veteran for $1. The poppies are the handwork of local school children. All proceeds go to "Wreaths Across America," a nonprofit organization working to remember and honor fallen heroes who served through wreath laying ceremonies at national cemeteries.
For more information, please call 770-427-4686 x 0 between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.