Memorial Day Celebrations

Memorial Day is around the corner and Georgia parks and historic sites are gearing up for celebrating this federal holiday. Formally known as Decoration Day, this day is not only to commemorate those who have fought and died while in military service, but it is a day of celebrating life. While celebrating those who have fought to defend and protect us at the cost of their life is not only traditional, it has become a day of remembering all those who are dearest to us who have passed. Make this Memorial Day a day of true celebration in thankfulness for the gift of life and gratitude for those who have served, and are currently serving, to defend and protect our nation. Spending time with those dearest to us in joy for one another and for our nation is one way to express gratitude for those of both the past and the present who serve to defend us.

This Memorial Day weekend, Georgia’s state parks and historic sites are hosting a wide array of activities planned for you and your loved ones to enjoy as you celebrate the gifts of life and freedom, remembering the lives and bravery of those from the past. Whether you visit Fort Morris’ “Memorial Day Commemoration” ceremony, partake in Florence Marina’s “Memorial Day Weekend Celebration,” or participate in the multiple guided hike opportunities at any number of state parks, make this Memorials Day a day of hope and peace with those you love. For a complete listing of activities, visit