Planning a trip? We can help!
Woohoo, vacation! That's our specialty. Tell us a little about the trip you're planning so we can help you with some ideas.
Tell us why you’re here!
Dreaming of a Vacation
I'm at the beach now!
Who's Traveling?
When are you visiting?

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with the Myrtle Beach Military Appreciation Days Parade

  By  Kathryn Hedgepath
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with the Myrtle Beach Military Appreciation Days Parade

WWII Veterans Will Have a Special Honor

We are proud to uphold and honor Myrtle Beach’s military history during Military Appreciation Days over Memorial Day Weekend. We salute all those who have served, are currently serving, or who have lost a loved one for their service to our country. A highlight of this celebration is the annual parade through the Market Common District.

The City of Myrtle Beach is doing something a little different this year in order to acknowledge our quickly-disappearing, WWII  Community.  In lieu of one Grand Marshall for the parade, veterans of the Second World War will be our Honorary Marshalls. 

They will be joined that day by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band.  Established in 1915, their primary purpose is to provide musical support for approximately 40 Marine recruit graduations a year and perform at other military ceremonies and events.

The Military Appreciation Days Parade is sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and begins at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 28th, on Farrow Parkway in the Market Common District. After the parade, the festivities continue at the Family Picnic held in Valor Memorial Garden, located between Farrow Parkway and Howard Avenue at the intersections of Nevers Street and Hackler Street.

If you are an active or retired military member, please check out our Military Discounts packages for your next vacation at The Beach. Thank you for your service! 

Kathryn Hedgepath

Myrtle Beach native, Kathryn Hedgepath, loves to share her hometown’s history with visitors and newcomers to the Grand Strand.  She is the creator and narrator of the Myrtle Beach History Trolley and Step-On Tours, and the author of the book, Myrtle Beach Movies, that tells the stories behind the motion pictures that were made or premiered in Myrtle Beach.  She has traveled in 40 countries on 6 continents and uses her experience to convey our local history through a world lens. Kathryn returned home from NYC in 2002 to marry her beloved husband, Jenks, after a career in television and publishing (and even worked in Space Shuttle Operations at NASA Headquarters in DC for a semester before starting grad school at Georgetown University).  Her first career job was as Personal Assistant to television icon and wildlife expert, Jim Fowler, of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom fame. Her dad, Myrtle Beach’s first veterinarian, arranged the job interview when Jim Fowler came to Myrtle Beach for a speaking appearance at a veterinary conference in 1991.