Memorial Day Events

The following Memorial Day events have been announced:

All-American Memorial Day Concert: Augusta Concert Band, 7 p.m. today, Jessye Norman Amphitheater; free; (706) 373-8011,


Blue Star Museums: Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., and Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; offering free admission to military personnel and their families Memorial Day, May 26, through Labor Day, Sept. 1; (706) 724-7501,; (706) 724-3576,


'Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home Memorial Day Ceremony: 9 a.m. Monday, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home courtyard, 1101 15th St.; Col. Michael Hildreth, speaker; U.S. Army Signal Corps Band; Post Ceremonial Detachment Color Guard; open to the public; (706) 721-2531

Memorial Day Observance and Ceremony: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, All Wars Monument, Fourth and Broad streets; patriotic music by the U.S. Signal Corps Band; presentation of colors; traditional 21-gun salute; playing of Taps; presentation of memorial wreaths to honor fallen soldiers’ speaker Capt. James E. Brokaw, commanding officer, U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, Georgia; presented by the Military Order of the World Wars.

Memorial Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2617 Georgia Highway 112 SE, Milledgeville, Ga.; in honor of deceased veterans; Patriot Guard Riders, Knights of Columbus and the Georgia National Guard Honor Detail; free

Memorial Day Ceremony conducted by American Legion Post 71: 11 a.m. Monday, Wade Hampton Park, Georgia Avenue, North Augusta; Lt. Col. Pryor, 48th ISRG, speaker; Fort Gordon Navy Choir, North Augusta High School NJROTC Drill Team, Post 71 Ceremonial Corps, representatives of are veterans and service organizations laying memorial wreaths



American Legion Auxiliary 71 Distributing Red Poppies: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. through Sunday, Kroger, 1284 Knox Ave., North Augusta; a symbol of sacrifice to honor those who served and died for their country in all wars; (803) 279-3270

Southern Living Through the Lens of a Blind Veteran: Display featuring work of veteran and
blind photographer Ed Waldrop; through May 29, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; honoring those serving in the military; free, open to public; (706) 922-0171

The Sounds of Freedom Memorial Weekend 2014: Augusta Choral Society concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; $10-$25; (706) 826-4713,

Authorities plan an increased road, waterways presence Memorial Day weekend