Beginning on Thursday, May 25th and running through Monday, May 29th, the Exchange Club of Rome will be having exhibits on display at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds culminating with a Memorial Service in the Mather Payne Special Events Arena at 11:00 a.m.
There will be a number of exhibits open to the public, free of charge beginning Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m until 7:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Hours on Sunday, May 28th will be 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., and on Monday the schedule will run as follows: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at which time the Roman Festival Brass will present a patriotic program until the ceremony itself starts at 11:00 a.m. until noon honoring those from the military who have made the supreme sacrifice for our nation’s freedoms featuring the Roman Festival Brass, the Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church Singers, and our featured speaker, retire Command Sergeant Major John Fortune who served in Desert Storm and also served two tours in Iraq.
Each day there will food vendors from various military related organizations such as American Legion posts, VFW posts, Military Order of the Purple Heart and others with all those proceeds going to help their posts. There will be numerous military displays provided by local organizations with one coming from McDonough, Ga., and the Exchange Club of Rome’s own Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 50% scale detailed replica, none of which you will want to miss.
Make your plans now to come see the exhibits and on Monday, May 29, Memorial Day at 11:a.m. be sure to be with us to help us pay tribute to and remember the men and women of our Armed Forces that have given their lives in the line of duty so that we can enjoy the freedoms that we have today.