For 22 consecutive years, thousands of people from Roswell and around the State have joined the Rotary Club of Roswell and the City of Roswell to honor the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our Country. Each year, the event is held on the green at Roswell City Hall near the Vietnam Memorial.
As in 2020, the City of Roswell has cancelled the 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony. To continue the remembrance, Roswell Rotary has produced a video utilizing “best of the best” past Ceremony moments that will be live streamed on YouTube on Memorial Day, May 31st at 11:00 AM. You may join us on YouTube by clicking this link: 2021 Roswell Remembers Memorial Day - YouTube
Our guest speaker is Captain Donna Rowe, retired Army. Captain Rowe served as the Head ER/Triage nurse in Saigon, Vietnam – 1968-69. She took on the task of saving a barely alive Vietnamese baby girl from her dead mother’s arms.
Her story is featured in “The Kathleen Story” a permanent segment at the American History Museum. Donna and baby “Kathleen” are also featured in the documentary “The Shadow of the Blade”. In 2016 Captain Donna Rowe was honored as the first female inducted into the Georgia Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame. Roswell Rotary is dedicated to producing an annual event at the Memorial site incorporating the Holiday, Families and Community into one “great day of Remembrance.”