Parris Island cancels Marine Corps graduation ceremony

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The official United States Marine Corps Color Guard Posts the Colors to begin the Vietnam War Commemoration.

From Staff Reports

Parris Island’s Marine Corps graduation ceremony for Friday, March 13, has been cancelled, according to a statement posted on the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s Facebook page.

The statement posted on Thursday, March 12, read:

“Out of an abundance of caution, all aspects – to include the remaining family day activities and tomorrow’s graduation ceremony – at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island are cancelled. Our newest Marines will depart the Depot today with their families. We understand the significance of this event to Marines and their families, but we must remain cautious and focused on public safety.

Future graduations will remain closed to the public until further notice. Although the graduation ceremony is cancelled, recruit training is ongoing.”

 

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