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Dalton Smith of Canton Scout Troop 241 pays his respects at a grave site in Georgia National Cemetery following the Memorial Day ceremony May 26, 2018.

As Americans prepare to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day, organizations throughout Cherokee County are holding special events to commemorate the holiday.

The City of Woodstock will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road in downtown Woodstock. During the ceremony, there will be a reading of the Honor Roll of Woodstock, a release of doves, the placing a memorial wreath and the playing of “Taps.”

Also at 10 a.m. Monday, the Laurel Canyon community will be hosting a Memorial Day event at its cottage, 420 Laurel Village Way in Canton. Veteran residents will speak about the importance of the holiday, and coffee and doughnuts will also be available.

In lieu of an in-person ceremony at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton this year, the cemetery’s advisory council will stream a virtual Memorial Day ceremony on its website at www.ganationalcemetery.org. Members of the public can visit the cemetery from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to assist in placing flags on graves. Those wishing to participate are asked to wear masks and remain distanced from others.

Memorial Day events will wrap up June 5 as the First Baptist Church of Woodstock’s military ministry holds “Sacrifices Made,” a Memorial Day tribute. The event will be held at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Woodstock, 11905 Highway 92 in Woodstock. Doors are scheduled to open at 1 p.m.

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