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Honor our nation’s heroes in Charleston this Memorial Day

Several Memorial Day events around Charleston aim to honor our nation’s heroes.

Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Honor our nation’s heroes in Charleston this Memorial Day.

Photo by @mpeacockmedia

Memorial Day is around the corner, so we’ve rounded up a list of events where you can honor and remember our nation’s heroes.


  • Memorial Day Concert | Monday, May 27 | 3-4 p.m. | Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr.
    This patriotic presentation honors those who made sacrifices to protect our country. Bring your chair, make a donation, and watch the Charleston Concert Band and Columbia Community Band team up to pay respects to the fallen.
  • Remembrance Ceremony 2024 “Honor Them” | Monday, May 27 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Hutchinson Square, 102 S. Main St., Summerville
    Hear from leaders and guest speakers while commemorating the men and women who served in the military. This event is free.
  • Memorial Day at the Children’s Museum | Monday, May 27 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | 25 Ann St.
    Join this educational Memorial Day experience, where kids will make cards for veterans. Free with museum admission.
CHS Medal of Honor USS Yorktown

The Medal of Honor Museum is located on the USS Yorktown.

Photo provided by @devinepartners

Other ways to spend the day

Congressional Medal of Honor Museum Grand Reopening
This Saturday, May 25, Patriots Point will unveil the revamped Congressional Medal of Honor Museum to the public. The $3.5 million transformation will tell the story of those who have received the nation’s highest award for military valor through immersive exhibits and never-before-seen artifacts.

A group practicing yoga on the beach.

Donate, volunteer, or attend an event hosted by the Warrior Surf Foundation.

Photo provided by Warrior Surf Foundation

Warrior Surf Foundation
Donate, volunteer, or attend an event hosted by the Warrior Surf Foundation (WSF); this Folly Beach-based nonprofit provides free surf therapy, yoga, wellness classes, and community to Veterans struggling with PTSD and other mental health challenges.

WSF has numerous fundraising events, like the Charity Golf Classic, Yoga on the Yorktown event, Foam Frenzie Surf Competition, and Surfboard Auction and Raffle.

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