SIXTH ANNUAL ‘MILITARY APPRECIATION DAYS’
By | City of Myrtle Beach and PGBA Inc.
When | All of May
Special events include |
Traveling Vietnam Wall – “The Wall That Heals” – through Sunday, near Myrtle Beach’s Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, accessed from Farrow Parkway, by The Market Common.
Military Officers Association of America Grand Strand Chapter Golf Tournament, May 22, with lunch at noon, tourney at 2 p.m., at Legends Golf & Resort’s Heathland course, for $75 per person $280 per team, and reduced rates for veterans. Benefiting college scholarships for high school seniors, wounded warrior trips to Myrtle Beach, and Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center or Little River. Register by May 8 with Greg Youngman at 973-714-5073 or email gyoungman @sc.rr.com, or with Jerry Terwilliger at 903-4047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5K Run, 7:30 a.m. May 24, on Ocean Boulevard from Plyler Park, at Mr. Joe White Avenue, and including the boardwalk –free for military (active duty, reserves and veterans), otherwise $20.
Memorial Day weekend parade, with Montel Williams, Marine and Navy veteran and former talk show host, as grand marshal, 10:30 a.m. May 24 on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, from 27th Avenue North southward to Ninth Avenue North.
Family Picnic, noon-2 p.m. May 24, on Ocean Boulevard, with military exhibits, children’s activities, concert by Andrew Thielen Big Band, and meet-and-greet with Montel Williams. Free meals from Omar Shriners chefs for all military personnel and veterans, and their families
Veterans Beard & ’Stache Beach Bash, on May 24, for veterans, with such categories as Full Beard, Corporate Beard, Partial Beard (Chops, Goatees, Chin Straps),’Stache, Long Beard, Long ’Stache, Epic Beard, and for all women – even those who are not veterans – Ladies’ Faux. Email email@example.com to sign up, and register formally 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. that day at “Beard Table,” then judging starts at 12:30 p.m.
Memorial Day Ceremony, with Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance, 11 a.m. May 26 at Myrtle Beach Convention Center plaza, on Oak Street at 21st Avenue North.
Local History Digitization Project: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, Phase I, sign up for drawing to win time-capsule package, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 27 at Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N. (918-1275 or www.chapinlibrary.org). Also: visit catalog.chapinlibrary.org/polaris/ and change the search format to “digital collection.”
Information | 918-1014 or www.militaryappreciationdays.com
OTHER EVENTS FOR MEMORIAL DAY
MEMORIAL DAY GRAVESIDE SERVICES
By | Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10420, based at 4359 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet
When | 9 a.m. May 23
Where | Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, 4182 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
Also | Sales of memorial bricks for $50 each to honor anyone –even someone who’s not a veteran or Veterans of Foreign Wars member – for grounds around the granite, which salutes 109 service personnel from South Carolina who have died in Iraq or Afghanistan in the war on terror. Post’s memorial “re-dedication” services planned for Memorial Day, May 26 – Its initial dedication was on Veterans Day 2013. Call 222-2791.
Information | 651-6900
What | Military themed movies for adults, during “Military Appreciation Days”
What and when | 1:30 -3:30 p.m. Fridays:
May 23 – “Jarhead” (Gulf War setting)
May 30 – “Battle: Los Angeles” (imaginary end to world war)
Where | Myrtle Beach’s Chapin Memorial Library, 400 14th Ave. N., at Kings Highway
How much | Free, with ticket from front desk
Information | 918-1275 or www.chapinlibrary.org
CANINE ANGELS BENEFITS
Benefiting | Canine Angels, a North Myrtle Beach nonprofit that rescues dogs and trains them for use by veterans with disabilities
What and when |
“Fore the Pups We Putt Golf Tournament,” 9 a.m. May 24 at Rivers Edge Golf Plantation in Shallotte, N.C., for $80 per person (checks due May 10, made out to Canine Angels, and mailed to Josie McGahn, 950 Meadowlands Trail, Calabash, NC 28467). Details at 609-576-2303.
“Dine, Dance, and Party” with the pups, 6-10 p.m. May 29 at Castano’s Italian Steakhouse, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach, for $38, including three-course meal from choice of four special menu entrees, live music, prizes and auctions. 910-398-7850.
Information | 917-575-6235 or www.canineangelsservicedogs.org
‘MEMORIAL SATURDAY MUSIC & COOKOUT’
With | music by Stringwood and by Laidback Larry
When | noon-6 p.m. May 24
Where | La Belle Amie Vineyard, 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, just west of North Myrtle Beach Middle School
How much | $3, or free with donation of two canned/dry food items for local food banks
Information | 399-9463 or www.labelleamie.com
MEMORIAL DAY COOKOUT
By | Town of Surfside Beach
When | 4-8 p.m. May 25
Where | Surfside Pier
Memorial Day Service, 2:30 p.m. May 26 in town’s Passive Park with veterans memorial, at Surfside and Willow drives, by front of Horry County Memorial Library Surfside Beach branch.
“Surfside Beach Sunday Serenades” acoustic concerts, 2-5 p.m. Sundays, May 25-Aug. 31 in Passive Park, opening with Acoustic Johnny, Lola, and Glenn “Houndog” Hanson. Free.
How much | All for free
Information | 650-9548 or www.surfsidebeach.org
MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
By | Brunswick County Parks & Recreation
What | Honoring local veterans
With | Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. Cris Cabingas
When | 4:30 p.m. May 25
Where | In Rourk Gardens, on Main Street in Shallotte, N.C., across from Jerome’s Steak & Seafood
How much | Free
Information | 910-253-2031 or www.brunswickcountync.gov/Portals/0/BC/files/parksandrec/BBC-042514-Y-4.pdf
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
When | 9:30 a.m. May 26
Where | Sunset Beach, N.C., Town Park, on Sunset Boulevard
Dedication of new flag pole, with retired Lt. Col. Gordon Coulson, from Committee to Honor America’s Veterans
National anthem performed by Linda Ladrick
Keynote speech by U.S. Rep. Michael McIntyre
Playing of memorial wreath by Boy Scout Troop 201
Playing of taps, by Steven Baker, and Ben Simmons, trumpeter from West Brunswick High School
Information | 910-579-6297
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE
By | North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804, American Legion Post 186, the Ladies Auxiliary in Myrtle Beach, the Knights of Columbus from Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and the Grand Strand Gold Star Mothers.
When | 11 a.m. May 26
Where | North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens, at U.S. 17, S.C. 9, S.C. 90 and Nixon Crossroads
With | Music by the Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band, at 10:30 a.m.
Information | 249-2932
JAZZ CONCERT BENEFIT
By | Stephanie Trick-Alderighi, pianist
Benefiting | Help A Veteran, a nonprofit organization assisting veterans with special needs, and Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center of Little River
When | 1-4 p.m. May 31
Where | Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach
How much | $15 individual, or two for $25
Information | 222-0718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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