Traffic delays expected for new Marine graduation

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island anticipates delays for traffic coming onto the Depot on Thursday and Friday.

It recommends these arrive times for key events:

May 5 - Visitors should arrive at Parris Island by 6 a.m. to view the Motivation Run at 7 a.m. and should arrive at 7:30 a.m. to view the Family Day ceremony at 9:30.

May 6 - Visitors should arrive at Parris Island by 6:30 a.m. for the Colors ceremony at 7:45 and by 7:00 for the graduation ceremony, which begins promptly at 9.

The Douglas Visitors' Center aboard the Depot will be open at 5:30 for those who arrive early for scheduled events.

For the latest information, visitors should call the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island at 800.826.7503.

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