Blue Box   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!

Blue Box   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.

Blue Box   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. 

Blue Box   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!  

Blue Box   Free Saturday Concert Hear the Andrew Thielen Big Band at the picnic, Saturday, May 24.

Blue Box   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.

Blue Box   Memorial Day Ceremony Join the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance for the Memorial Day Ceremony at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 26, on the Convention Center Plaza.


P. O. Box 2468

Myrtle Beach, SC  29578

843-918-1014 info@cityofmyrtlebeach.com

 

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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, the Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance will recognize Memorial Day with 11:00 a.m. ceremonies 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.

 


 

Military Appreciation Days

are sponsored by the City of Myrtle Beach

and PGBA, LLC.  We hope you enjoy your visit! 

 

              

Home  ||  Links  ||  Visitor Information  ||  Military Discounts

Memorial Day Parade Entries  ||  5K Run/Walk Registration  ||  5K Run/Walk Route Map

Military Recruiter Exhibits and Equipment  ||  Military & Veterans Support Organizations

Beard and Moustache Contest  ||  Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Wall of Service