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Pembroke ready for patriotic run, Memorial Day
Veterans will be honored at ceremonies across the area this weekend. - photo by Stock photo

Pembroke will showcase the city’s pride in the military and Fort Stewart over Memorial Day weekend.

It will again serve as a rest stop in the annual Run Across Georgia Run-Bike for the Flag.

The event, which started Wednesday and runs through Sunday includes hundreds of runners, relay teams and bikers racing 260 miles between Savannah and Columbus. Now in its eighth year, Run for Heroes has raised more than $500,000 while honoring those "who champion the American spirit," according to a letter from organizer John Teeples.

This year, racers are expected to enter Pembroke between 7:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, and will stop at American Legion Post 164 on Highway 280.

"Anyone who has available time and would like to cheer them on, we’d love for them to come on out," said Downtown Development Authority Director Sharroll Fanslau.

Call Fanslau at 912-653-4413 to volunteer or make a donation.

Pembroke’s annual Memorial Day Observance will be at 11 a.m. Monday near The Heritage Bank downtown. Sponsored by American Legion Post 164, the event will include a service and the placement of three new flags in honor of servicemen: Wallace H. Wiggins Sr., a Marine who served in the Korean War; Jim Sullivan Sr., an Army veteran from World War II; and Merrill E. Bacon, who served in the Coast Guard during World War II.

After the service, organizers will put flags on veterans’ graves at the city cemetery.

"Everyone is invited to assist," Fanslau said.

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