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Celebrate Memorial Day with parade, picnic

The 2011 Memorial Day Celebration in Beaufort is May 30. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade in downtown Beaufort. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony begins at noon at the Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary St., Beaufort. W. Brown Marshel's 10th Memorial Day Community Picnic will follow from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1814 Greene St., Beaufort.

Monday is the final day to submit entry forms to participate in the parade. Forms are available by calling 843-525-6689.

More than 540 children and adults already have volunteered to place the 7,000 flags prior to the service. Volunteers interested in rolling up flags June 6 are asked to contact Patricia Simmons, program assistant at the Beaufort National Cemetery, at 843-524-3925.

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