Memorial Day Parade – The big Ocean Boulevard Memorial Day Parade starts at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 24, and travels from 27th Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North. US Navy veteran and talk show host Montel Williams is the Grand Marshal for this year's parade!
Vietnam-era Helicopters – Four Vietnam-era military helicopters will be on display on the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Plaza, Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. The exhibit is free and open to the public! The helicopters are from the NC Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assn.
MOAA Golf Tournament – The Military Officers Association of America Grand Strand Chapter is sponsoring a golf tournament on Thursday, May 22. Get more details and sign up to play! The tournament supports college scholarships, Wounded Warrior visits and the Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center.
Traveling Vietnam Wall – We are pleased to announce that a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall is coming back to Myrtle Beach, May 14-18, as part of our 2014 Military Appreciation Days. The Wall that Heals will be available 24 hours a day at The Market Common, near Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium, during its visit.
Family Picnic, military exhibits and more – Join us for a Family Picnic, complete with activities for the kids, military exhibits and live music, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 24, on Ocean Boulevard. The picnic is free for all military personnel and veterans and families, including the National Guard and Reserve.
Veterans Beard & 'Stache Beach Bash – Here's your chance to show off your facial hair, in one of several categories. Learn more about entering this fun contest. Ladies, too!
Free Saturday Concert – Hear the Andrew Thielen Big Band at the picnic, Saturday, May 24.
5K Run/Walk – Sign up for this 5K Run on Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk! The race begins at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, May 24. It's free for active duty, reserves and veterans, or $20 for civilians. Register now or see the 5K route.
P. O. Box 2468
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Military Appreciation Days
May 1 - 31, 2014 – Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach again will host Military Appreciation Days during May 2014. This month-long celebration is sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach and PGBA, LLC, as a “thank you” to our dedicated service men and women – and their families. The celebration includes active duty military personnel, reserves, the National Guard and veterans from all service branches.
During May, military personnel and their families can look for discounts to area restaurants and attractions, a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, the big Memorial Day weekend parade with Grand Marshal Montel Williams, live music from the Andrew Thielen Big Band, a 5K run and other special events. For Military Appreciation Days, the city also will host a delegation of Wounded Warriors from our nation’s recent conflicts, giving them a much-needed vacation. We are pleased to announce that a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will visit Myrtle Beach, May 14-18, near Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium at The Market Common, and will be available 24 hours a day during its visit.
Now in its sixth year, Myrtle Beach's Military Appreciation Days show this community's gratitude and support to the men and women of the nation’s military services. Our thanks are evident during the big Ocean Boulevard parade and family picnic, Saturday, May 24. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Following the parade, please join us for lunch prepared by the Omar Shriners Chefs. The picnic is free for all military and veterans, along with their families, courtesy of PGBA, LLC. You'll have a chance to meet parade Grand Marshal Montel Williams during the picnic!
Headlining Saturday afternoon is the Andrew Thielen Big Band with an outstanding live show. Also featured are military exhibits, kids’ activities and more, including the Veterans Beard and 'Stache Beach Bash. During the picnic, you'll have a chance to meet parade Grand Marshal Montel Williams. He's best known as host of The Montel Williams Talk Show, which ran for 17 years, but that fame followed 15 years of active-duty service in the US military.
On Monday, May 26, join us for the Memorial Day Ceremony, as the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance recognizes Memorial Day at 11:00 a.m. on the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Plaza. The public is cordially invited to attend this and all other events, as we say "thank you" to our military men and women and their families for their service and sacrifice.
For more about Myrtle Beach's 2014 Military Appreciation Days, call 843-918-1014 or send us an e-mail.
Chapin Memorial Library, in honor of Military Appreciation Days, also will present military-themed Friday Movies during the month of May. The following films will be shown Fridays, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room at Chapin Memorial Library, corner of Kings Highway and 14th Avenue North. You must be 18 or older and have a ticket (free) to enter. Call 843-918-1275 for additional information.
May 2, Hell’s Angels (World War I)
May 9, Memphis Belle (World War II)
May 16, Good Morning, Vietnam (Vietnam War)
May 23, Jarhead (The Gulf War)
May 30, Battle: Los Angeles (an imaginary end of the world war)
Military Appreciation Days
are sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach
and PGBA, LLC. We hope you enjoy your visit!