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POSTED: May 26, 2010 12:02 p.m.
While the Memorial Day weekend for many people means jumping in the car and squeezing in a quick vacation at the beach, it’s good to keep in mind the holiday’s purpose: remembering the men and women who have died while serving their country.
And there will be observances and events throughout Bryan County to help residents do just that – starting with Richmond Hill’s Memorial Day Observance at 11 a.m. Friday next to the veterans monument in J.F. Gregory Park.
The special guest speaker will be Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, deputy commanding general-rear for the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.
The Division Color Guard will also be in attendance, and representatives from local veterans organizations will be on hand to address the crowd.
Then on Saturday, Pembroke will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. downtown near the intersection of Hwy. 280 and College Street.
The American Legion Auxiliary holds this event every year and includes a dedication of new flags by the women’s group.
Following the Pembroke ceremony, families not going far for vacation can hop in the car and head down to Fort McAllister Historic Park, where there will be infantry and artillery demonstrations beginning at 11 a.m.
Civil War troops will gather at the fort to present musket and cannon firings. Civil War troops will gather to present musket and cannon firings at this coastal fort. Firings will be at 11 a.m. and then every half hour until 4 p.m.
There will also be a flag exhibit throughout the day and a civilian clothing talk at 1:30 p.m. that demonstrates how women dressed in the Civil War era.
Admission to the historic park costs between $3.50 and $5.

 

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