Memorial Day 2016: What to do this weekend in Cobb County

Friends and family members who join the military sacrifice so much to protect and keep the citizens of America safe. Cobb County residents, get out and honor the troops this Memorial Day weekend by attending one of these local ceremonies.


Marietta  Memorial  Day  Ceremony. Noon May 30. Free. Marietta National Cemetery. 500 Washington Ave. NE, Marietta, Ga. 30060. 404-510-4668. 

Join your local Marietta residents at the Marietta National Cemetery on May 30 for a Memorial Day ceremony not to forget. Hosted by The National Memorial Day Association of Georgia, this special ceremony will honor and celebrate the lives of those who served in the military and will feature inspirational speakers, a gun salute, the presentation of the colors, prayers and patriotic music. If you have veteran friends or family members who served in the military, make sure to bring them along to show your appreciation. Prior to the event, the Girl Scouts of America, Brownie Scouts, Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scouts will place flags on each of the graves at the Marietta National Cemetery.

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Smyrna Memorial Day  Ceremony. 9:30 a.m. May 30. Free. Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial. 2800 King St., Smyrna, Ga. 30080. 770-805-4290. 

The 2016 Memorial Day ceremony in Smyrna is organized and sponsored by the Smyrna Veterans Committee, the City of Smyrna, the American Legion Post 160, The Smyrna Rotary and the Veterans Memorial Association. Bring your loved ones to show your appreciation for your local Veterans and purchase a paver for the Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial. The ceremony officially begins at 9:30 a.m., but the public may arrive around 8:30 to find seating and enjoy pre-ceremony activities.


Acworth Memorial Day Ceremony. 10 a.m. May 28. Free. Cauble Park Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point. 4425 Beach St. NW, Acworth, Ga. 30101. 770-917-1234. 

Celebrate the service of brave men and women in the military at the Acworth Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28 at Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point. The event will honor individuals who gave their lives by serving our country with the dedication and presentation of engraved pavers.


Six Flags Over Georgia opening its water park this Memorial Day weekend. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday. General admission at the gate is $64.99 for adults and $44.99 for children under 48 inches, but discounts abound. 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. 770-948-9290

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening  of Six Flags Over Georgia's  water park Hurricane Harbor. In addition to the summer debut pf the water park, thrill seekers can also explore the parks new DC Super Friends kids area, which includes Bugs Bunny Boomtown offers a total of 12 rides and attractions aimed at the park’s younger guests, and the New Revolution virtual reality experience available on the Dare Devil Dive coaster

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