November 2016 marks the eighth year that the Friends of Decatur Cemetery and American Legion Harold Byrd Post 66 have joined in a project to honor all those buried in Decatur Cemetery who have served in the armed forces. The 58-acre cemetery contains graves of veterans from every conflict from the American Revolution through the recent military engagements in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Taps will be played in a special Veterans Day service on November 11th at 11:00 a.m. by Pastoral Counselor Dr. Michael E. Schmidt of the Brookwood Counseling Center.
Volunteers will donate time to place 50-star U.S. flags on the graves of nearly 1,000 veterans who now rest in Decatur soil. A service of remembrance will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial off Bell Street on Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m., in the cemetery. The flags will remain in place until Nov. 24.
Top ten professional Christian trumpeter Rev. Michael Schmidt will be in concert on November 7th 7 p.m. at Love and Liberty Community Church 377 W Pike St (Pike Plaza) Lawrenceville,Georgia 30046. Michael Schmidt is a former trumpet soloist for the Liberty University Spirit of the Mountain Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Stephen Kerr. Michael and Dr. Stephen Kerr also played trumpet for the late Rev. Jerry Falwell on the Old Time Gospel Hour tv show.