Memorial Day Parade in Dacula
WE ARE NO LONGER
ACCEPTING PARADE ENTRIES.
WAS MIDNIGHT, FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017.
WWII - U.S. Army
94th Airlift Wing, 700th Airlift Squadron
Reserve Base Marietta, GA
our Grand Marshal
S. Pittman was born on 11/29/1921 in Swanington, IN.
She is 96 years old and lives in
Pittman served in the Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corp
(WAAC) from December 22, 1942 to August 5, 1943, at which time she
the United States Woman’s Army Corp (WAC).
She was honorably discharged from the
Woman’s Army Corp on Sept 27,
1945, having achieved the rank of Tech 5.
Pittman had her basic training at Fort Des Moines, IA where
women first began training for
service in the US Army Women’s Army Corps for World War II. After
training at Harvard University and in Georgia, she was deployed
several weeks sailing all over the Atlantic Ocean dodging enemy ships
in Italy and was assigned to the U.S. Army Headquarters Command there.
her regular daily duties, Mary would go over to the nearby Army
would assist with caring for our wounded soldiers.
transferred to the African Theater of Command and served in Egypt until
ended in Europe and Mary returned to the U.S. on Sept 23, 1945 where
awarded the European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Good
Medal and the WAAC Ribbon.
The Dacula Memorial Day
Parade will once again step off for the 24th time
on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00
am. The parade takes place rain or shine.
There is no rain date.
The parade begins at Hebron Baptist Church and
proceeds down Dacula Road,
turns right on Second Ave, crosses Broad Street and ends at Dacula High
by Marvin Atherton, the
Dacula Memorial Day
parade has been a proud tradition in Dacula since 1994. The
parade has grown over the
years and remains the only Memorial Day parade in Metro Atlanta,
largest in the the state of
Georgia and one of the largest in our nation with more than 150 units
participating in the parade each year!
begin to line the street hours before
parade begins. Averaging 150 units in the parade each year,
there are 10,000+ spectators lining
parade route when the parade steps off at 10:00 am.
Dacula Memorial Day parade is one of the most high profile events in
the metro Atlanta area on Memorial Day. It is important that
take this opportunity to honor the sacrifice made by thousands of
Americans who died guarding our precious liberties and way of life.
As founder of the Dacula Memorial Day parade, it is my goal
see that today's youth understand the significance of Memorial Day.
For this reason, every parade unit is to focus on honoring
Veterans and display patriotism.
parade features Veterans, Veterans organizations, active and reserve
service men and women,
active and restored military vehicles, marching
bands, Scouts, churches, community groups, custom
designed floats, local
businesses, horses, antique cars, trucks and tractors and much more!