Join us at the 2019 Beaufort’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony and honor those that have fallen for our Country.
Beaufort Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Beaufort will begin at 10 AM on Monday, May 27, 2019. The parade will follow the traditional parade route, which starts down Boundary Street from Rogers Street, onto Carteret Street, Bay Street and then back to Rogers Street ending at the Beaufort National Cemetery. After the parade, there will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at the cemetery.
Memorial Day is for honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military fighting for our liberty and freedom.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
It’s going to be a HOT one this weekend with record-high temperatures expected so if you’re celebrating the holiday outside be sure to KEEP YOUR PETS INSIDE OR AT HOME and stay hydrated and use sunscreen.
Enjoy some photos below from previous Memorial Day events around Beaufort, SC.