Veterans interested in participating can meet at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center parking lot on Monday morning at 8 a.m. The city has provided two buses to transport everyone to and from the march.
The Chapter Secretary of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, South Carolina 34-3, Theo, chose not to use his last name, because he wants the focus to be on the veterans. Theo said this year, they hope to see new people joining the march to participate and pay respect to our fallen vets.
“This is Memorial Day, there’s a reason for it. It’s not for shopping, It’s not for picnics, barbecues and ect… Although that’s what the people that died for kind of paid ahead for us to be able to do. There’s nothing wrong with that, but at the same time, we’re just saying take a moment to march with us… to make a statement, that this is for them, the fallen, and make a statement for yourself. I’m here because of my comrade that fell next to me, I’m here because my uncle that died, I’m here just out of my heart. Whatever the reason is, it doesn’t matter, if your there your there and that’s what’s important. To make a statement for our community,” said Theo.
The city is also hosting a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony indoors on Monday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center at 11 a.m.