SNELLVILLE – The Towne Green will be the site of a celebration to remember all those who have served our country and paid the ultimate price to ensure our freedom Saturday, May 27.
Beginning at 4 p.m., on the lawn in front of the Veterans Memorial, 2342 Oak Road, attendees 9 years old and older can learn how to make corn husk dolls, candles and corn cob darts like they did in Colonial Times. If you want to participate in the program and you are 9 years of age or older, meet the Button Gwinnett Militia near the Veterans Memorial at 4 p.m. and learn the Manuel of Arms. A Revolutionary War encampment will be on display, weather permitting. The almost 50-piece Gwinnett Community Band will be playing patriotic music starting at 4:30 p.m. and throughout the program honoring our veterans.
“Each year our Memorial Celebration gets bigger and better and I am looking forward to this year's event,” said U.S. Navy Veteran and Mayor Tom Witts.
The Memorial Day program starts at 5 p.m. The Button Gwinnett Chapter Militia will be firing muskets throughout the program.
A large silent auction benefiting the Veterans Memorial will take place from 4 to 8 p.m.
At 6 p.m., all eyes will turn to the Towne Green stage as the Ultimate Eagles Tribute - ON THE BORDER will take the stage. Food, beer and wine will be available on site. At 6 p.m., the Lincoln Fill Station will tap a one-of-a-kind beer called the Snellville Memorial Summer Ale especially made for the Snellville Memorial Celebration by the Lincoln Fill Station and Southern Brewing Company.
“We are very excited about having the Ultimate Eagles Tribute - ON THE BORDER back in Snellville to rock the Towne Green,” said STAT Executive Director Kelly McAloon.
For more information visit www.SnellvilleEvents.com.