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Myrtle Beach cancels Military Appreciation Days Parade and Picnic

MAY 26, 2023

Mother Nature isn’t cooperating! We regret to report that Myrtle Beach's Military Appreciation Days Parade and Family Picnic are cancelled tomorrow (Saturday, May 27). The forecast calls for inches of rain, with wind gusts of 50 miles per hour. However, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be available as scheduled throughout the weekend near Crabtree Memorial Gym. Today’s 1:00 p.m. official opening ceremony also will occur as scheduled. The Fourth Annual Veterans Victory Walk at Grand Park will occur at 6:00 a.m. Saturday. Of course, all of Monday’s events will happen!

Since we won’t have the parade, please join us for the Jack Platt Veterans Walk on Ocean Boulevard at 9:00 a.m. this Monday. The walk is from 16th Avenue North to the Pavilion site, where the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will conduct the Battlefield Cross. The traditional Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony is at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 29, in Ballroom ABC at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Then enjoy the documentary movie at 2:00 p.m. at The Market Common, as well as Tuesday evening’s Festive Brass Concert at the Convention Center. Here are those events.

• Jack Platt Veterans’ March with Battlefield Cross Ceremony – 9:00 a.m., Monday, May 29, Along Ocean Boulevard, 16th to Ninth Avenues North
• Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony – 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 29, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street
• Courage in Korea: A Soldier's Story (Free Military Documentary) – 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 29, Grand 14 Cinema at The Market Common, 4002 DeVille Street
• Festive Brass Concert Performance – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, Ballroom ABC, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

See you at the Wall and Monday’s Walk on Ocean Boulevard! Stay dry and safe.