Marietta active adult communityWhile most people enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend because they have a Monday off of work or they view it as the unofficial start of summer, it’s important to remember the reason we celebrate this day. Memorial Day is an opportunity for everyone to honor those who have served or given their life for our country’s freedom, as well as for those brave men and women currently serving. If you are looking for an opportunity to celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day this year, Cobb County offers a wide range of ceremonies and memorials to do just that.

Marietta National Cemetery will host their annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27 at noon. The 140-year-old cemetery is the final, peaceful resting place for more than 10,000 veterans from all across the country. Today, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies will meet to place an American flag on each grave within the cemetery at 8:00 a.m. Monday’s activities will include patriotic music, a gun salute and a guest speaker, BG (Ret.) Leon A. Johnson, the National President of the Tuskegee Airmen, who are the 2013 Honoree Organization.

The city of Acworth will also be holding their annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at Patriots Point at Cauble Park. The ceremony, held in honor of those who have given their lives in service to our country, will begin at 10:00 a.m at the Veterans Memorial. Pavers that have been engraved with the names of those who have died will be presented at the service, and pavers are also available for the public to purchase and present at next year’s ceremony.

After the festivities, be sure to stop by and check out some of Red Oak Homes’ nearby communities.

Cobblestone Ridge, an active adult community located in Marietta, features ranch homes with hardwood floors, granite countertops, covered porches and two-car garages. The homes are available in either two or three bedroom floor plans, and start in the low $200,000’s.

Another exciting new community, Bruster Manor, features traditional home plans with wooded lots, sidewalk-lined streets and only 10 homes. Each home boasts hardwood floors, stained kitchen cabinetry and granite countertops, as well as access to prestigious Cobb County schools.

For more information, visit or contact Red Oak Construction at 770-424-1819.

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