GWINNETT COUNTY TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY WITH VIRTUAL CEREMONY

(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 24, 2021) – Gwinnett County Government will commemorate America’s fallen military and law enforcement heroes with a virtual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 31.

County Administrator Glenn Stephens will emcee the event, and members of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will deliver remarks.

Ron and Carolyn Buice of the Gwinnett Fallen Heroes Memorial Committee will induct three service members who died in past military conflicts into the Fallen Heroes Memorial.

Retired Air Force Master Sergeant LC Johnson will be the keynote speaker.

Johnson served 23 years in the Air Force. After retiring, he earned his doctorate in management and relocated to Gwinnett County. He is now an active member of a variety of local boards and authorities, including the Salvation Army, city of Peachtree Corners Development Authority, Development Authority of Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent’s Advisory Board, Gwinnett Medical Center and the Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The ceremony will also include honor guard activities, a singing of the National Anthem, three-volley salute and Taps.

The ceremony can be viewed online beginning at 1 p.m. May 31 at TVGwinnettLive.com, on the County’s Facebook and Twitter pages @GwinnettGov and on the County’s Vimeo page. The ceremony will also be televised beginning at 1 p.m. on TV Gwinnett, the County’s local government access cable channel. It also will run periodically on the channel over the coming weeks and be available on-demand at TVGwinnett.com.

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