BEAUFORT, S.C. – City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.
A Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday in Beaufort beginning at 10 a.m. It will feature bands from Parris Island and the Marine Corps Air Base, and units from the Naval Hospital. The parade will start on Boundary to Carteret, and then move up to Bay Street.
At noon, a ceremony to commemorate all those in the military who lost their lives in service to our country will be held at Beaufort National Ceremony. The keynote speaker will be Cmdr. LaDonna M. Simpson, who is the commanding officer of the USS Carter Hall.
Cmdr. Simpson’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (two awards).
We wish our residents, businesses, and visitors a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!