The Grand Army of the Republic Hall in Beaufort, circa 1896, is where Decoration Day (Memorial Day) parades began in the early days of a Beaufort tradition that began in 1896 and has been held every year except 1942.
The Grand Army of the Republic Hall in Beaufort, circa 1896, is where Decoration Day (Memorial Day) parades began in the early days of a Beaufort tradition that began in 1896 and has been held every year except 1942. Staff photo
The Grand Army of the Republic Hall in Beaufort, circa 1896, is where Decoration Day (Memorial Day) parades began in the early days of a Beaufort tradition that began in 1896 and has been held every year except 1942. Staff photo

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