Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gwinnett County Government will commemorate America’s fallen military and law enforcement heroes with a virtual Memorial Day ceremony on Memorial Day, May 25.
Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash, District 4 Commissioner Marlene Fosque, and Ron and Caroline Buice of the Fallen Heroes Committee will deliver video remarks. Retired Marine Col. Parker Miller will be the keynote speaker.
Miller is a Vietnam veteran who subsequently earned his flight wings and was assigned to an attack helicopter squadron that participated in multiple, shipboard deployments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and North seas. He was a leading contributor to the attack helicopter tactics and training methods still in use today. Miller retired as the Branch Head for Navy Programs, Legislative Affairs. Miller now serves as senior vice president of Curtiss-Wright, reporting directly to the CEO.
The ceremony will also include the traditional appearance of the Gwinnett County Honor Guard, a singing of the National Anthem, three-volley salute and Taps.
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.