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Gwinnett residents set to mark Memorial Day with ceremonies, parade

A major event happening Monday is Gwinnett County’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony, which will take place at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center auditorium at 1 p.m.

The memorial lists the names of Gwinnett residents who have died in combat in wars and military conflicts dating back to the War of 1812, as well as county employees who died in the line of duty and public safety officers who died while working for either Gwinnett or one of its cities.

Navy Capt. Baron V. Reinhold will delivery the keynote address during the ceremony. Reinhold is the commanding officer and professor of Navy Science for the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Morehouse College and Georgia Tech.

Residents who cannot attend the ceremony in person will be able to watch it on the TV Gwinnett channel, as well as the TV Gwinnett Live website, at 8 p.m. Monday. It will also be available to watch it on demand later on

Its organizer, Marvin Atherton, said about 2,000 people are expected to be in the parade with its 128 entries. Entrants are expected to include veterans and veterans groups, restored military vehicles, community, school and church groups, local athletic teams, vintage tractors, antique vehicles and scout groups.

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