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THE DIGNITY MEMORIAL VIETNAM WALL
When:
May 24-28
Where:
Barton Field, Fort Gordon
Details:
Traveling replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.; (706) 399-1347

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, foreground, acknowledge enthusiastic spectators during the 2011 Memorial Day parade in Aiken.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, foreground, acknowledge enthusiastic spectators during the 2011 Memorial Day parade in Aiken.

AMERICAN LEGION SOUTH CAROLINA POST 153 MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
When:
10 a.m. May 26
Where:
Veterans Park, S.C. Highway 421, Burnettown
Details:
Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Wessels speaking, Fabio Mann providing music

AIKEN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
When:
1 p.m. May 26
Where:
Starts at Park Avenue and Union Street, continues along Park Avenue to Laurens Street, across Richland Avenue to end at Edgefield Avenue, downtown Aiken
Details:
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Perry M Smith, grand marshal; spectators encouraged to bring towels, blankets or folding chairs

AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT: MEMORIAL – REMEMBER THE FALLEN
When:
7:30 p.m. May 26
Where:
Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.
Details:
Using pictures, words and selected music, singing to praise and remember, celebrate and contemplate, dedicate and demonstrate; $25, $20 seniors, $10 students
More:
www.augustachoralsociety.org

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PADDLE TRIP ON THE SAVANNAH RIVER
When:
8 a.m. May 26-3 p.m. May 28
Where:
Depart from Burton’s Ferry Landing, U.S. Highway 301, Sylvania, Ga.
Details:
Savannah Riverkeeper paddle trip; explore oxbows, search for alligators and birds, learn history of the area, camping; motorized boat trailing canoers and kayakers to transport gear; $225 person or $600 family of four; kayaks and canoes available to rent
More:
facebook.com/events/301700549913156

GEORGIA WAR VETERANS NURSING HOME MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
When:
9 a.m. May 28
Where:
Courtyard, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home
Details:
Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, guest speaker; U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, Post Ceremonial Detachment Color Guard
More:
Karen Yonce (706) 721-2531

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE/OBSERVANCE/CEREMONY
When:
11 a.m. May 28
Where:
All Wars Monument, Fourth and Broad streets
Details:
Honoring war dead who gave their all to protect and defend the country; free, open to the public; (706) 733-1496, majorprice@aol.com

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
When:
Noon May 28
Where:
Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2617 Vinson Highway, Milledgeville, Ga.
Details:
Patriot Guard Riders, Knights of Columbus, Hopewell United Methodist Church Choir, Hank Brake and the Georgia National Guard Honor Detail
More:
Wade Forehand (478) 445-3363

MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT ON THE RIVER
When:
7-9 p.m. May 28
Where:
Jessye Norman Amphitheater
Details:
Augusta Concert Band annual concert; free
More:
(706) 825-9124

MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART – BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM
When:
May 29-Sept. 2 (closed Memorial Day and Labor Day)
Where:
Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.
Details:
Free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families
More:
(706) 724-7501, themorris.org

TELL YOUR STORY

Veterans History Project seeking World War II stories: Augusta Richmond County Historical Society is seeking veterans and others to record World War II memories. Call (706) 738-8242 or e-mail fpgehle@bellsouth.net to participate.


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