Dunwoody plans to honor the men and women of the United States armed forces who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country with a Memorial Day celebration at Brook Run Park.

Retired U.S. Army Col.Rick White will speak at 10 a.m. May 25 during a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, which is located inside the park at 4770 North Peachtree Road.

On May 21, Interim CEO Lee May and the Veterans Affairs Advisory Board of DeKalb County Inc. plan to host the county’s 14th Annual Memorial Day program.

Recognizing “The Women Making a Difference in the lives of Our Veterans, Military and Their Families,” the event starts Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur. Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler will be the keynote speaker.