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Memorial Day events scattered along Grand Strand, Pee Dee

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - With motorcycles, barricades, surveillance cameras, backup police and emergency crews, it's easy to lose the meaning of this holiday weekend.

“In all the local communities, if you check your calendars, there are parades and services and picnics and other things to do than hide from bikers,” says Sheila Walberg-O'Neil, the owner of 3rd Avenue Home.

Before you decide to hunker down for the whole weekend and hide away, there are some Memorial Day events you can plan for now. There will be plenty of shopping and deals to snag over the holiday as well. But many small businesses are choosing to close out of respect.

“The Memorial Day weekend, the parade for instance, they moved that up a whole week just to work around the biker weekend and the biker fest. So I think a lot of the veterans are forgotten. You know, people just sort of lose everything in Memorial Day anymore. And that needs to be brought out,” says Ron Pougnaud, the owner of Forgotten Times Antiques in downtown Conway.

Memorial Day events are scattered all along the Grand Strand and in the Pee Dee.

MYRTLE BEACH:

Memorial Day Veterans March

Monday, May 25th starting at 9:00 A.M.

March is happening from 16th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North.

A march showcasing our current and former veterans.

More details from the City of Myrtle Beach: 

"In honor of Memorial Day and in concert with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, a Veterans March on Ocean Boulevard will travel from 16th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North. The march (not a parade) begins at 9:00 a.m. concludes with a brief ceremony at the former Pavilion site, in time for everyone to attend the 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony at the Convention Center."

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

Monday, May 25th starting at 11:00 A.M.

Myrtle Beach Convention Center Plaza.

The public is invited to attend both events

Screening of Memorial Day Tribute Film: "Uncommon Courage"

2:00 p.m., Monday, May 25, at Grand 14 Cinemas, The Market Common.

According to the city: "See this historic film about the Battle of Graignes, known as the D-Day of World War II. Free admission, with complimentary refreshments. The event features a tribute to veterans and active-duty personnel, along with patriotic music and a color-guard."

LITTLE RIVER:

La Belle Amie Vineyard Memorial Day wine tasting and cookout

Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Including live music, vineyard tour, wine tasting, and cookout.

Admission is $3, but if you bring two canned or dry food items you get in for free.

FLORENCE:

Florence National Cemetery Flag Placement Day

Saturday, May 23rd, starting at 9:30 A.M.

Florence National Cemetery - Committal Shelter

803 E. National Cemetery Road, Florence SC

The public is invited to take part in a special day of flag placement honoring those who served.

Florence National Cemetery Memorial Day Program

Monday, May 25th starting at 10:00 AM

Florence National Cemetery - Committal Shelter

803 E. National Cemetery Road, Florence SC

Memorial Day service to honor service men and woman who have paid the ultimate price.

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