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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in partnership with the City of Myrtle Beach are proud to sponsor the annual Military Appreciation Days Parade on Saturday, May 27, 2023.
The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Farrow Parkway and Johnson Avenue in The Market Common and rolls along Farrow Parkway to Phillis Boulevard. More than 40 organizations will participate, including the Military Officers Association of America, the South Carolina State Guard, local veterans’ organizations, first responders, Junior ROTC drill teams, color guards, scouts and Shriners.
This year’s grand marshal is Caitlin Bassett, a U.S. Army veteran and actress, who currently plays the role of Addison Augustine on the NBC TV series “Quantum Leap.” With family residing in the Grand Strand, retired Sgt. Bassett considers the area her “second home.” Following the parade, she will greet fans at Valor Memorial Garden located along Farrow Parkway.
Four World War II and Korean War veterans from the Grand Strand will serve as honorary grand marshals: Guerino "Fred" Volpe, Edson Meyers, Paul LaTour and Alan Green.
Following the parade, the annual Family Picnic at Valor Memorial Garden will offer patriotic entertainment, veteran meet and greets, and complimentary hamburgers and hotdogs provided by the Omar Shriners. Across the street in Grand Park, the Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial will stand on display May 25-28.
Learn more about the parade and additional events at MilitaryAppreciationDays.com.
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About Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau:
Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community — serving Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Loris, Atlantic Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Aynor, Socastee, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded MBACC its five-star accreditation — one of only a few chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its destination marketing arm Visit Myrtle Beach promote tourism through various partnerships and initiatives to advance the economic success of the Grand Strand. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com, MyrtleBeachAreaCVB.com and VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
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