Memorial Day events canceled

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, forcing Americans to limit social contact and avoid huge gatherings, continues to claim casualties, both real and symbolic.

Beaufort has suffered another.

The Edward Wallace Camp No. 21 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Beaufort (SUVCWB) announced Monday, May 11 in a letter the decision to cancel the 2020 Memorial Day events in Beaufort.

These events include the Memorial Day Parade and the Memorial Day Ceremony at Beaufort National Cemetery.

“While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our members and attendees safe,” Rev. Elijah Washington, Edward Wallace Camp No. 21 Commander, said in an email. “We look forward to hosting the 2021 Memorial Day events next year.”