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If it's Memorial Day (which it is) and you're up and about this morning (which many of you are), a nice way to start the holiday is by attending the Memorial Day celebration at Shelter Cove Veteran's Memorial Park.
The ceremony has become a tradition on Hilton Head, marking today's as the 22nd annual. The Hilton Head Council of the Navy League of the United States hosts the event that pays tribute to those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
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The ceremony also will include a dedication of a bronze sculpture called "Poppies." The artwork depicts an older World War II veteran who is sitting on a bench and holding an American flag and traditional Memorial Day poppies.
Then you can fire up the grill.
When: 10:30 a.m. today
Where: 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head
Now that the tourist season is off and running like an idling car on U.S. Route 278, Hilton Head's rock stars of nightly family entertainment are back at their longtime locations.
Singer-songwriter Gregg Russell performs six nights a week (not on Saturday, with exceptions.) under the Liberty Oak tree at Harbour Town. The show is from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Russell has been entertaining kids and parents alike for more than 35 years.
Lowcountry native Shannon Tanner performs at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, on the outdoor stage at Harbourfest at Shelter Cove. Tanner kicked off his 27th season this weekend. Cappy the Clown adds to the fun at Harbourfest, appearing from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuesday night fireworks begin June 16.
Both shows are free.
Compiled by Hilary Kraus/Special to The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette
You might be greeted by Flipper and his playful bottleneck dolphin pals when you climb aboard Captain Dick's 24-passenger Prince of Tide for a Beaufort River tour. (FYI: the Beaufort River is salt water freshened twice a day by tides.)
Day tours are approximately one hour, 15 minutes. The cost is $20 for adults, $12 for 12 and under and no charge for infants. Sunset cruises are two hours and cost $24.
For times and more information, call the downtown marina at 843-524-4422 or contact Captain Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-812-2804.
World Affairs Council of Hilton Head
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