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City of Mauldin To Host Memorial Day Ceremony on May 29 at 11 a.m.

By May 23, 2023June 5th, 2023No Comments

The City of Mauldin will host a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at the Mauldin Veterans Memorial on East Butler Road. All are welcome to attend. The event program will include a welcome from Mayor Terry Merritt, opening and closing prayers by Pastor Carl McCluney of New Harvest Ministries Church, Presentation of Colors by the Mauldin High School Navy Junior ROTC, a variety of musical selections, and keynote speaker Charlie Hall, president of Upstate Warrior Solution.

“As a veteran, it means a lot to me that our city continues to host a ceremony on Memorial Day, and I’m proud to be able to participate,” said Mayor Terry Merritt, an Air Force veteran. “This is an important day of reflection and remembrance for our community, because we’re here to commemorate those who never came home.”

The full program is as follows:

  • Pre-Ceremony Music | Mr. Tim Fletcher
  • Welcome | Mayor Terry Merritt
  • Opening Prayer | Pastor Carl McCluney, New Harvest Ministries Church
  • Presentation of Colors | Mauldin High School Navy Junior ROTC
  • National Anthem | Ms. Kati Lippman
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Memorial Day Focus | Commander Ken Hinkle, American Legion Post 271
  • Musical Selection | Mr. Bill Brown
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker | Mayor Terry Merritt
  • Keynote Speaker | Mr. Charlie Hall, President of Upstate Warrior Solution
  • Musical Selection | Ms. Kati Lippman, performing “Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones”
  • Closing Prayer | Pastor Carl McCluney
  • Placement of Wreaths | Disabled American Veterans
  • Playing of Taps | Mr. Scott McCrary

Watch the ceremony below: