Beaufort County honors veterans

Beaufort County honors veterans

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - Beaufort County held its annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Tuesday.

Hundreds of people participated in the parade to honor the 39,000 veterans living in Beaufort County. The whole parade lasted just over an hour, starting at the Beaufort National Cemetery and rode through downtown. With two military installations in Beaufort, it was a very loud celebration.

The parade featured Marine and high school bands and there were plenty of active duty military members from the Marine Corps Air Station and Parris Island marching in the parade. People who came out said they wanted to show some appreciation for the military members.

“I've lived in a country where there weren't the freedoms that every American enjoys here, and so I'm so proud and grateful to be a part of this country and give thanks to the veterans,” said Paul Michau.

“I'm just out here celebrating this grand occasion,” said Lynda Morris. “It's an opportunity to say thank you to the veterans of this great country.”

The celebration didn't stop there. Lowcountry veterans were also honored in a ceremony at the National Cemetery.

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