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Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute
May 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The City of Alpharetta and the Rotary Club of Alpharetta will host the 4th Annual Memorial Day Tribute on Monday, May 28, 2018. The music begins at 9:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. at Alpharetta City Hall, located at 2 Park Plaza. The event is free for the public to attend.
The Memorial Day Tribute will kick off with music by the Alpharetta City Band at 9 a.m. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. which will include the invocation, Posting of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, keynote speaker, Major General (retired) Maria Britt, laying of the wreath, 21-gun salute, and “Taps” played by Arthur Yu, Alpharetta High.
Major General (retired) Maria Britt served as Commanding General of Georgia’s 11,000 Army National Guard soldiers from 2007 to 2011. General Britt led at various levels of command and staff over her 28-year career spanning both active duty and Guard service. In 2014, General Britt was awarded the second highest U.S. Army award, the Distinguished Service Medal, for her leadership as commanding general.
General Britt commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from the United States Military Academy in 1983. General Britt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Engineering, a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Intelligence, and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies.
Previously, General Britt served as the Associate Vice President for Operations at Kennesaw State University (KSU). She also served as chairperson for the University Safety Council and the Public Health Advisory Council. As an advocate for veteran and women issues, General Britt founded and presided over Georgia’s first chapter of Women in Defense (WID GA) supporting women in all sectors of the defense industry. She is a Homestead Hospice volunteer and also serves on advisory boards for Senator Isakson’s West Point Nomination Committee, the Shepherd Spinal Center, KSU’s Women Leadership Center, Warior2Citizen, Women Veteran Social Justice, and Georgians Advancing Veteran Education (GAVE).