Local

York County Veterans Council Memorial Day weekend ceremony is Sunday

Melinda Brown chokes back tears as she places flowers for the fallen soldiers of the Korean War during a recent Memorial Day ceremony at the York County Veterans Memorial
Melinda Brown chokes back tears as she places flowers for the fallen soldiers of the Korean War during a recent Memorial Day ceremony at the York County Veterans Memorial SPECIAL TO THE HERALD

York County’s annual Memorial Day weekend tribute to service members who died in battle is Sunday at 4 p.m. at the county’s monument to the fallen at Lakeview Memory Gardens, 1774 U.S. 321, between York & Clover.

Several mothers and family members of military members who were killed in action will attend and be honored.

The event, sponsored annually by the York County Veterans Advisory Council, features speakers, music from the Clover High School jazz ensemble, and a roll call of names of all 214 York County residents who died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Several veterans advocacy groups will participate, including Honor Guards from Rock Hill’s American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts.

Family Court Judge David Guyton, a colonel in the S.C. Army National Guard and a veteran of Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom, will be master of ceremonies.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

  Comments