Veterans are remembered
By Dick Hester|
Elks Lodge #2840 of Little River and North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens hosted a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30, remembering our veterans, at 11 a.m. The special guest speaker was Ike Bullard, former captain in the United States Marine Corps.
John Vecchio, PSPóPER welcomed the large crowd who had gathered to honor all our living and deceased veterans. An opening prayer was given by Pastor Shane Robertson with posting of the colors by Horry County Fire and Rescue with the Pledge of Allegiance by everyone following. Leslie and Jessica Clock sang the National Anthem. Dick Carino shared with the audience the significance of Memorial Day.
The Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band has participated each year in this Memorial Day program with their rendering of Amazing Grace. Leslie Clock then sang God Bless The U.S.A. Following the guest speaker was the Service Hymns Medley by The Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band.
Jessica Clock sang America the Beautiful followed by the presentation of the wreath by Al Worrel PER Little River Elks. Taps was played by the Horry County Fire and Rescue and the closing prayer was given by Pastor Shane Robertson.
Special thanks go to all the volunteers who had a part in making this Memorial Day, remember our fallen heroes, all veterans living and deceased, a huge success, North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens staff, Elks Lodge #2840, Ike Bullard, Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe Band, Leslie and Jessica Clock, Pastor Shane Robertson, Horry County Fire and Rescue Squad, South Carolina Army National Guard, Anchor Flag, 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, St Brendanís Catholic Church in Shallotte, N.C., Rolling Thunder - Jay Mosely, North Myrtle Beach Walmart, Longs Food Lion, Costco Club and Samís Club.
After the service was over, everyone was invited to Elks Lodge #2840 for lunch at 250 Hwy. 57 S. in Little River.