Beaufort Memorial Day celebrations planned

info@islandpacket.comMay 22, 2013 

Two days of events are planned in the city of Beaufort to honor Memorial Day by the Women's Relief Corps and Sons and Daughters of War Veterans.

A 3 p.m. Sunday service at Central Baptist Church 1111 Prince St. will feature the Rev. John R. Dortch. A gathering in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will follow, during which flowers will be thrown into the water in memory of those who died at sea.

The annual parade will be 10 a.m. Monday and start at the corner of Rogers and Boundary streets and follow the traditional route. Parade line up begins at 9 a.m.

A ceremony will follow at noon in Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary St.

For information, or to make a donation, contact Memorial Day Committee chairman Elijah Washington, P.O. Box 1961, Beaufort, S.C. 29901, 843-525-6689.

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