The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1187 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host a Memorial Day celebration and flag dedication Monday beginning at 9 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Winder.
Patriotic music will be performed from 9-10 a.m. with the ceremony beginning after that. A special dedication will be presented to family members of Winder’s Lance Cpl. Joseph Ryan Giese who died in the line of duty while conducing combat operations in Afghanistan. Giese was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.
His wife, Brittany Giese, and mother, Connie Wascovich, will be recognized Monday with a memorial plaque.
All Barrow Countians who have given their lives in the line of duty will be honored.