Gwinnett residents can celebrate Memorial Day all weekend with events scheduled today, Saturday and Monday.
Town Center Park in Suwanee will be filled with the music of the Gwinnett Community Band and the Sugar Hill LDS Choir this evening for the annual event sponsored by the Daily Post and the city of Suwanee that honors military servicemen and women.
Those who attend are invited to bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the sights and sounds, as well as canned goods, which will be donated to local food banks.
The Command Exhibition Parachute Team from Fort Benning, the Silver Wings, are set to make an appearance, weather permitting.
"This is the fifth year we've held this Memorial Day weekend concert and we think it's a great patriotic start to a patriotic weekend," said J.K. Murphy, publisher for the Daily Post. "The music will have a God-bless-America theme and will honor all those who have served in the U.S. armed forces."
Other local Memorial Day events this weekend
On Saturday, the city of Lilburn will host the Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus for a Memorial Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the city park. The event is free and those who attend are invited to bring lunch. For more information on the Memorial Day Celebration, call 770-638-2198 or visit www.cityoflilburn.com.
Stone Mountain Park will host a Memorial Weekend Salute to the Troops from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. featuring the music of military bands and culminating in the Lasershow Spectacular and fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.
For more information on this event, visit www.stonemountainpark.com or call 770-498-5690. Entry to the park is $10 per vehicle.
Norcross will celebrate Memorial Day with the music of Sinatra and Friends Tribute band and a Rat Pack Tribute Show from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday as part of its free Concerts in the Park series. Those who attend are welcome to bring food, blankets and chairs to Thrasher Park in downtown Norcross. For more information on this event, visit www.norcrossculturalarts.com or call 770-448-2122.
SideBar: If you go
· What: Memorial Day weekend concert, sponsored by the Daily Post and the city of Suwanee
· When: 7 p.m. today
· Where: Town Center Park, 370 Buford Highway, Suwanee
· Cost: Free
· For more information: Call 770-945-8996