Various 2017 Veterans Day events along the Grand Strand

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Tuesday, Nov.  7

“What the Poppies Mean”

In honor of the approach of Veterans Day, the Waccamaw Library and Friends of the Waccamaw Library will explore the “war to end all wars.” At 4 p.m. on Nov. 7 in the library’s Debordieu Auditorium, Paula A. Hero will present “What the Poppies Mean,” a look at World War I and the enduring floral symbol that honors the fallen heroes of the bloody conflict.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

2017 Salute to American Veterans

The annual 2017 Salute to American Veterans is scheduled this year for 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8 in Wheelwright Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University. The event is free to the public, and advance tickets are available at the auditorium box office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information on the event, contact rgragg@coastal.edu or 843-349-3431. Tickets are required for this popular event.  Call the Wheelwright Box Office at 843-349-2787 or visit coastal.edu/culturalarts.

The Salute to American Veterans is sponsored by HTC, Goldfinch Funeral Home, Coastal Carolina University and Joey Sanders Dentistry of Conway. It will feature patriotic music, recognition of veterans by service branch and era, a color guard ceremony, and the premier of a historical documentary –- Gumption, Grit & Glory: The Battle of Kings Mountain. “The documentary chronicles the dramatic story of the Battle of Kings Mountain, which was fought in South Carolina during the American War for Independence,” said Rod Gragg, the documentary’s producer. “The British army, which had conquered and occupied South Carolina, was confronted by a rough force of Scots-Irish volunteers from the backcountry of Tennessee, the Carolinas and Virginia on a rocky, wooded hill on the border of North and South Carolina.”

Thursday, Nov. 9

Coffee with a Vet

Eggs Up Grill of the Grand Strand is doing a “Coffee with a Vet” from 8-11 a.m.  There will be veterans from various organizations at each store (Conway, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City and Pawleys Island.) Proceeds from every single coffee, tea or soda sold that day we will be donated back to the Military Officers Association of America and the fisher house.  The MOAA will be distributing their portion to all the various vet organization (wounded warrior, disabled vets of America, etc) and the fisher house.

Military History Trolley Tour through The Market Common

The Market Common will introduce their Military History Tour on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 3-5 p.m. Tour-takers will board a trolley for a one-hour narrated tour around The Market Common District learning about the history of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. That will be immediately followed by a one-hour catered reception at Tupelo Honey Café where they will meet a historical figure who was part of the base’s history. The tour includes stops at Warbird Park and at the Base Recreation Center where a small military museum is housed.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.

Friday, Nov. 10

Military personnel thanked with a free Build Your Own Grand Slam at Denny’s

To celebrate America’s veterans this year, Denny’s invites active, inactive and military personnel into its booths on Friday, Nov. 10 to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam as a thank you for their service and dedication to the nation.

The Grand Slam includes a choice of delicious breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, two bacon strips or hash browns. The offer is valid from 5 a.m. to noon with a valid military ID. All four locations along the Grand Strand, are participating.

Heartland Hospice Sponsors Hero Recognition Pinning Ceremony

Heartland Hospice is hosting a “Hero Recognition” pinning ceremony for area U.S. Veterans and their families at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10 in the chapel of First United Methodist Church, 901 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, in Myrtle Beach. “We hope that every local veteran will come to the ceremony so that we may personally thank them, and their families, for their selflessness,” said Lyn Rumage, manager of business development for Heartland Hospice.

Veterans Day Ceremony
The placing of wreaths on veteran’s graves will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Belin Church, Murrells Inlet.

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at St. James High School, Murrells Inlet. The guest speaker will be Brig. General (ret.) Clarence Turner, U.S. Army. All veterans, family and friends are welcome.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Veterans Ride free With Coast RTA

In honor of Veteran’s Day, all United States Veterans and active military may ride their choice of routes with Coast RTA for free on Saturday, Nov. 11. This free fare day for Veterans is valid on all fixed routes throughout Saturday. The bus system runs daily service in Horry and Georgetown Counties. Coast RTA encourages military ID to receive the complimentary rides on Veterans’ Day.

Valid routes for the complimentary rides include all fixed routes.

K&W Cafeterias thanks veterans

K&W Cafeterias will celebrate Veteran’s Day on Saturday, Nov. 11 by thanking veterans and active duty military personnel with a free meal that includes choice of entrée, two vegetables, bread and beverage. Military ID or proof of military service will be required. This offer will be extended to dine-in or take-out customers during dinner from 11 a.m. to closing.

Hickory Tavern to salute veterans and troops with 50 percent off discount

Hickory Tavern, the neighborhood social gathering spot, will be offering a special menu for all veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. And as a gesture of respect and gratitude, the Tavern will extend a 50 percent discount on the special Veterans Day menu to all veterans and active duty military who show a military ID.

Veterans Day service hosted at NMB Memorial Gardens

A Veterans Day service is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens, 65 East Highway 90, Little River at Nixons Crossroads, at the corner of highways 9, 90, and 17. The event is also being presented by the Little River Elks Lodge No. 2840. The property is handicapped accessible.

North Strand Veterans Day

The Little River American Legion Post 186 and VFW Post 10804 will have Veterans Day services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Veteran’s Plaza in the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex.

Myrtle Beach Veterans Day

The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Parking is free for this event.

Veterans Day services at be at noon Saturday, Nov. 11 at VFW Post 10420, 4359 U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet.

CCU football game honors vets

Coastal Carolina will honor those who are serving or have served our nation as part of Military Appreciation Day at Brooks Stadium. Members of the military will be able to purchase tickets for themselves and their family for just $5 each with a valid military identification card (active or veteran). Tickets can be purchased at the CCU Athletics Ticket Office in Arcadia Hall during the week or at the North Ticket Booth on game day. For more information, call the CCU Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499.

Presentations happening at the game versus Try at 4:30 p.m.

  • The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will be joining us on the field once again during pregame to form a tunnel and bring our team onto the field. This will be their 3rd season doing it and 4th time total.
  • CCU will honor a former Track and Field and Cross Country runner and local resident Katherine Jenerette for her service in the United States Army.

Trinity Presbyterian Church will have special Veterans Day concert

Trinity Presbyterian, 2061 Glenns Bay Road, Surfside Beach, will host a special Veterans Day Concert at 3 p.m. with a number of groups, including Festive Brass.

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