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Candlelight vigil to close Main St., Ocean Blvd. in North Myrtle Beach

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The September 11 Candlelight Vigil will close the roads on Main Street and Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., according to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety.

The vigil, which will commemorate the lives of the victims who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Horseshoe (end of Main Street) located at 11 S. Ocean Boulevard.

Rolling Thunder will ride motorcycles into the event to publicize the POW-MIA issue and several color guards will follow, according to a news release from NMB.

After the presentation, everyone is asked to join on the beach for a twenty-one gun salute to be performed by the Marine Corps League.

A remembrance wreath, given by the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety and Fire Departments, honoring all fallen Americans will be taken out to sea during the candlelight vigil while Taps is played, the release states.

The North Myrtle Beach Lions Club started the day on Friday by waving American flags on North Myrtle Beach bridges to welcome individuals to the city.

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