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Published on May 6th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Spend Memorial Day in Hopkins

The 10th annual event begins with a Solemn Ceremony at the St. John Resurrection Memorial Garden (also known as the Government Cemetery), on Ault Road, beginning at 12:00 Noon.  The SC Combat Veterans Group, Lower Richland Veterans Formation, and Cadets from McGrady Training Center will perform a special tribute. The guest speaker will be the Honorable South Carolina Representative Joseph H. Neal, District 70. This ceremony is being sponsored the J.P. Holley Funeral Home, the Lower Richland Veterans Formation and the SC Combat Veterans Group.

Following at 1:00 p.m., the Honors & Celebration activity will pay tribute to Lower Richland born Veterans of World Wars I & II, and takes place at the historic Harriet Barber House, 116 Barberville Loop – off Lower Richland Boulevard. Relatives present, representing a Lower Richland World War I or World War II Veteran, will be acknowledged, and special prizes and certificates will be presented.  Representative Joseph H. Neal will bring greetings, and there will be FREE entertainment by Mike Stone Entertainment, the Gospel Redeemers and others, mule-drawn wagon rides, a FREE buffet lunch, and vendors.  The family-oriented day of fun continues until 5:00 P.M.  (A family member of a Lower Richland World War I & II Veteran should contact SERCO prior to Memorial Day)

This event is sponsored by South East Rural Community Outreach (SERCO) is a non-profit dedicated to historical preservation and enhancing communities within the Lower Richland Heritage Corridor. Funding for our 2015 Memorial Day event is provided by a grant from the Richland County Hospitality Tax Fund, and is a FREE event. Richland County District 10 is served by Councilman Kelvin Washington. For further information, please contact SERCO at 803-261-5596 or


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