SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Several events are happening around the area in observance of Memorial Day.
Events will take place as follows:
- Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m. - The City of Richmond Hill will hold its annual Memorial Day Observance. The event will celebrate, honor and remember the men and women who died while serving our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. This year’s event will feature a speaker, an honor guard from Fort Stewart, a 21-gun salute, posting of the colors, and laying of the wreath. WHERE: J.F. Gregory Park at 521 Cedar Street in Richmond Hill.
- Monday, May 27, 11:30 a.m. - The Georgia Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Glennville will hold its annual Memorial Day Observance at the facility’s ceremonial area, 8819 U.S. Highway 301 North (30427). Open to the public.
-Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. - Beaufort’s annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade will follow the traditional route down Boundary Street from Rogers Street, onto Carteret Street, Bay Street and then back to Rogers Street ending at the Beaufort National Cemetery. A Memorial Day Ceremony at the Beaufort National Cemetery will follow.
- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and the 3rd Infantry Division are supporting the following Memorial Day events:
- May 26, 6 p.m. - The Savannah VVA Memorial Day Ceremony - 3rd ID provides a firing party, and the 3rd ID Band Brass Quintet provides patriotic music, Emmet Park, Bay Street, Savannah.
- May 27, 10 a.m. - The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team chaplain and a firing party, is participating in the Sun City Memorial Day Ceremony.
- May 27, 10 a.m. - Col. Jason Wolter, Stewart-Hunter commander, is the featured speaker, along with a color guard and firing party at the Annual American Legion Post 184, Bonaventure Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony.
- May 27, 11 a.m. - Hinesville American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony – Maj. Gen. Lee Quintas, 3rd Infantry Division commander, is the featured speaker, the 3rd ID Color Guard, 3rd ID Jazz Band and bugler.
- May 27, 11 a.m. - American Legion Post 500, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Memorial Day Ceremony - The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team provides a firing party and color guard.
- May 27, 11 a.m. - City of Richmond Hill Memorial Day Ceremony – Col. Mike Adams, Commander 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is the featured speaker, along with a color guard and firing party.
- May 27, 11:30 a.m. - The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Glennville Memorial Day Ceremony - the 3rd ID. Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion provides the featured speaker, along with a color guard, and firing party.
- May 27, 3 p.m. - Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 3563, Vidalia Memorial Day Ceremony - the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team provides the featured speaker, along with a color guard and bugler.
- May 27, 6:45 p.m. - Lt. Col. Ken Dwyer, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander is the featured speaker at the St. Simons Island Rotary Club Memorial Day Ceremony.