Due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting preventative measures, events have been canceled. Though there might be smaller gatherings around town, The Edward Wallace Camp No. 21 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Beaufort (SUVCWB) announced Monday, May 11 in a letter the decision to cancel the 2020 Memorial Day events in Beaufort. These events include the Memorial Day Parade and the Memorial Day Ceremony at Beaufort National Cemetery.
Memorial Day Parade and Beaufort National Cemetery Ceremony Cancelled
“While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our members and attendees safe,” Rev. Elijah Washington, Edward Wallace Camp No. 21 Commander, said in an email. “We look forward to hosting the 2021 Memorial Day events next year.”
Take a moment of silence at home this Memorial Day or stop by and visit the Beaufort National Cemetery. Established just two years after the Civil War began, the 33-acre site has laid to rest more than 7,500 Civil War soldiers and 6,500 other servicemen. To learn more about this beautiful