Beaufort Memorial Day celebrations planned

info@islandpacket.comMay 22, 2013 

Two days of events are planned in Beaufort in honor of Memorial Day.

A 3 p.m. Sunday service at Central Baptist Church at 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 Memorial Day annual parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the corner of Rogers and Boundary streets. Parade lineup begins at 9 a.m.

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

The events are sponsored by the Women's Relief Corps and the Sons and Daughters of War Veterans.

For information or to make a donation, contact Memorial Day Committee Chairman Elijah Washington at P.O. Box 1961, Beaufort, SC 29901; or at 843-525-6689.

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