Beaufort News

Beaufort County Veterans Day events

The Beaufort County Office of Veterans Affairs will host its annual parade starting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11. The parade will begin at Rogers and Boundary Streets and travel down Carteret Street and Bay Street before heading back toward Beaufort National Cemetery. For more information, contact the Beaufort County Department of Veterans Affairs at 843-255-6880.

The Beaufort National Cemetery will host a Veterans Day event at 11 a.m. Nov. 11. The keynote speaker is Gen. Dan McNeill, retired former commanding general of CG of 82nd Airborne Division and XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C. The ceremony will be held on the grounds of the new committal shelter located at the rear of the cemetery. Parking instructions will be provided upon arrival. For more information, contact Craig Arsell, cemetery director or Patricia Simmons, program support assistant at 843-524-3925.

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold a grand opening for its Veterans Resource Center from noon until 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at its campus on Ribaut Road in Beaufort. Light refreshments will be served and tours of TCL's aviation lab offered.

Bluffton American Legion, Post 205, is sponsoring a Veterans' Day Parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 in Bluffton. The parade begins on Bridge Street, moves to Calhoun treet and finishes at the Promenade in Old Town. Any Veteran wishing to march or ride on the American Legion float can Art Ranta at 843-757-7918 or email

The Mary Green Men's Chorale will hold a Veterans Day concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. "Songs of the Sea" takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 24 Pope Ave., Hilton Head. General admission tickets are $20; $25 for reserved row seating. Money raised will go toward Backpack Buddies and the Junior Navy ROTC. For details call 843-890-0953 or visit

The public is invited to the Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. Presented by the Military Veterans Coalition of Hilton Head, this year's ceremony is hosted by Arthur Wiley Post No. 49 of the American Legion. Its theme is Our Community Honoring Our Veterans: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. The keynote speaker will be retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Harold "Mitch" Mitchell, a native of Sheldon in northern Beaufort County. Local veterans, students, musicians and pastors will participate. For details, call Perry White at 843-681-4308.