Looking for something to do on Memorial Day right here in Dacula? Gather up the kids, grandkids, family and friends and come be a part of Memorial Day in Dacula!
The 19th Annual Memorial Day parade in Dacula is on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m. The parade theme is, “Their Sacrifice, Our Gratitude.” The Grand Marshal is Korean War Veteran, Bill Tiller, U.S. Navy. The parade will take place rain or shine.
The parade will step-off from Hebron Baptist Church promptly at 10 a.m., proceed down Dacula Road toward the park, turn right on Second Avenue and end at Dacula High School. You will want to be out there early if you want a good seat as there are thousands of people who come to watch this parade!
Marvin Atherton, Founder of Memorial Day in Dacula, will emcee the Memorial Day parade from in front of Fire Station 16 on Dacula Road located beside Dacula pool in front of Dacula Park. Just before the parade starts, the National Anthem will be sung by a local seventh grader and essays will be read by local third grade students.
Parade participants include U.S. Marines, Georgia National Guard, Georgia State Defense Force, U.S. Navy Submarine Vets, U.S. Naval Sea Cadets and the Georgia Gwinnett College Army ROTC. Korean, WWII, Vietnam War Veterans will be honored. Military organizations that will be present include the VFW and the DAV.
This year’s parade features three bands! Bands participating are Dacula High School, Mountain View High School and believe it or not the Chattahoochee All Star band from Columbus, Ga. Other participants include Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, various churches, school and community organizations along with local businesses, area residents and politicians. We even have a dance team that has traveled from Birmingham, Ala. to be in our parade!
In addition to the parade, there are other events planned for Memorial Day in Dacula beginning with a one mile Fun Run at 8 a.m., and a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. After the parade, plan on attending the Festival in Old Town Dacula. There will be lots of arts and crafts, civic organizations and food vendors along Second Avenue and Wilson Street You can listen to, enjoy and watch local musicians and dance teams at the new gazebo!
So bring your family and tell all your friends to come on out to Dacula on Memorial Day and experience the ONLY Memorial Day parade in the metro Atlanta area to honor our Veterans on Memorial Day! Let’s honor all who have served our Nation and reflect on the true meaning and significance of Memorial Day!
Visit www.daculamemorialday.com for information about all the Memorial Day events in Dacula or contact Marvin Atherton at firstname.lastname@example.org.