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Memorial Day event scheduled at Veterans Park, concert at Brushy Creek Baptist

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Friday, May 26, 2017

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Memorial Day event scheduled at Veterans Park, concert at Brushy Creek Baptist
There are several Memorial Day commemorations and family holiday events scheduled during Monday.

Greer’s Veterans Park, at 17th Street, will host a memorial event, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. that includes a wreath placed at the wall of fallen soldiers, the Spartanburg Rifle and Drill Team and the traditional flag ceremony to symbolize those who died in active military service.

A blood bank, service dogs for vets, and members of the American Legion will attend the event. Entertainment, a silent auction and food and drink will be available.

• Brushy Creek Baptist Church (4999 Old Spartanburg Road) will be the site of the renowned The Plath Family, an 11-member family band. The Bow Tie Quartet, a Blue Grass, Southern Gospel group opens the event.

Doors open at 5:30 with the pre-concert at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and children under 12 are free.

• A commemorative ceremony is schedule Monday, 10 a.m. – noon, at County Square in front of the Greenville Veterans Memorial Monument. The Upstate Senior Concert Band and Clearview Singers will perform; speakers who served in various wars and hot dogs will be served free by the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

• Mauldin hosts a free Memorial Day concert at 5 p.m. Monday at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater (101 E. Butler Road). Upstate Winds Orchestra will perform. There will also be a presentation of flags, recitation of the pledge of allegiance and more. The event is free, though food may be purchased from a BBQ food truck that will be on site for dinner. 

All state and federal offices are closed, the post office and upstate schools. The University of South Carolina Upstate remains open.

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. The U.S. flag is raised to the top of the staff and lowered until noon, when it is raised to full staff for the rest of the day.

 

 

 

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