Several events planned in York County on Memorial Day weekend

American flags mark the graves of veterans at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill on Sunday.
American flags mark the graves of veterans at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill on Sunday.

Multiple events will be held across York County this weekend to commemorate the Memorial Day holiday:

▪ At 4 p.m. Sunday, the York County Veterans Advisory Council will hold the annual tribute to service members who died in battle at the county’s monument to the fallen in Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 1774 U.S. 321, between York and Clover.

The event will feature music from the Clover High School jazz ensemble and a roll call of names of all 214 York County residents who have died in combat since World War I. Judge David Guyton will be master of ceremonies.

▪ On Memorial Day, American flags will be waved from the Sutton Road bridge over Interstate 77 in two shifts, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The bridge is formally named the Patriot Leonard A. Farrington Memorial Bridge, after the Navy veteran who waved a flag on Sept. 11, 2001, and on the anniversary of the terror attacks each year until his death in 2012.

▪ At 9 a.m. Monday, Tega Cay will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at the Living Memorial Gardens at the corner of Shoreline Parkway and Tega Cay Drive. The event is organized by the Tega Cay Veterans Association. For information, contact Commander Charles Gross at charlesalangross@gmail.com.

▪ At 10 a.m. Monday, Fort Mill will hold its Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park, downtown Fort Mill, featuring singing, a wreath-laying and recognition of the community’s Gold Star mothers.

▪ Historic Brattonsville will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for a “special day of remembrance.” Visitors can join historical interpreters in a 1870s wreath-laying ceremony and discover the origins of the holiday dating to the aftermath of the Civil War.

Bristow Marchant