Memorial Day 2009
Published: May 28, 2009
Three United States Army Blackhawk H60 helicopters, from the 171st Battalion of the Georgia National Guard at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, conduct the second of two flyovers at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, as some 600 people in attendance watch from below. (Photos by Michael Alexander)
Ron Crysler, foreground, commander for the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus’ Divine Mercy Assembly 2771, bows his head in prayer with his brother Knights during the May 25 Memorial Day Mass at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton. Crysler coordinates the annual Mass for Assembly 2771, the second largest assembly in Georgia.
(L-r) Chuck Fahn of Our Lady of LaSalette Church, Canton, and Deacon Bruce Publicover and his wife, Rose Marie, of Transfiguration Church, Marietta, join hands during the Our Father. Deacon Publicover served in the Army’s 1st Air Calvary Division during the Vietnam War.
Patrick Wright and his 5-year-old son Aidan of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Kennesaw, attend the Memorial Day Mass.
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory delivers his homily during the third annual Memorial Day Mass at The Assembly Wall on the grounds of the Georgia National Cemetery. The Assembly Wall is considered the ceremonial center of the cemetery.