Bryan County residents looking to pay homage to those who have lost while serving in the armed forces will have several opportunities to honor Memorial Day.
Memorial Day events will be held throughout the weekend on both ends of the county, although times and locations vary.
Festivities begin Saturday in South Bryan with Fort McAllister’s annual Memorial Day celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine at the state historic park.
The program will highlight Civil War soldier life, including blacksmithing and soldier encampments along with other common work done by both Union and Confederate soldiers. Musket and cannon firings will also be showcased during the event.
The cost for the program is $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3.50 for youth and children under 6 are free.
Meanwhile, residents in Pembroke can pay tribute by attending the ninth annual Memorial Day program, hosted by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 164, at 2 p.m. Saturday in the town park.
The program guest speaker will be Post Chaplain James Correll, and Post Commander Ernie Mitchell will also give a short message. Cub Scout Pack 141 will post the colors.
New flags will be dedicated in memory of Theron “Johnny” Kramer, a World War II veteran, and Charles L. Strickland, also a World War II Veteran.
Richmond Hill will honor the day at 11 a.m. Monday with the annual Memorial Day observance in J.F. Gregory Park.
The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Neal Corson, commander of the 2-3 Brigade Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.
Corson and Fowler will lay a wreath on the Veterans’ Memorial in the park, followed by a 21-gun salute and “Taps.”