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Thank you, veterans

A special salute to those who served. Photos by Bob Sofaly

Thousands of veterans and military supporters turned out for the annual Veterans Day parade through downtown Beaufort last Monday. All branches of military were represented, including Junior ROTC from area schools. Following the parade, Veterans Day culminated with a ceremony at the Beaufort National Cemetery.

Two veterans smile while riding a float during the annual Veterans Day parade.
Two veterans smile while riding a float during the annual Veterans Day parade.
Beaufort area veterans were honored during the parade held Monday, Nov. 11.
Beaufort area veterans were honored during the parade held Monday, Nov. 11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Vogeli, left, and Col. Michael Bowersox, commanding officer of H&S Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, lay the traditional wreath at the base of the flag pole during the Veterans Day ceremony at Beaufort National Cemetery.
Ron Vogeli, left, and Col. Michael Bowersox, commanding officer of H&S Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, lay the traditional wreath at the base of the flag pole during the Veterans Day ceremony at Beaufort National Cemetery.
Aurora Hegstrom, 4, covers her ears as one of several marching bands passes by during the annual Veterans Day parade on Monday along Bay Street. Aurora was sitting her grandfather's Norman Hegstrom's shoulders.
Aurora Hegstrom, 4, covers her ears as one of several marching bands passes by during the annual Veterans Day parade on Monday along Bay Street. Aurora was sitting her grandfather’s Norman Hegstrom’s shoulders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still wearing his active duty dress blue uniform, Master Sgt. Jim Handrinos (ret) waves to the crowd during the annual Veterans Day parade last Monday in Beaufort.
Still wearing his active duty dress blue uniform, Master Sgt. Jim Handrinos (ret) waves to the crowd during the annual Veterans Day parade last Monday in Beaufort.

 

 

The U.S. Army color guard led the annual Veterans Day parade Monday through Beaufort. Attached to battle flag are combat  action streamers indication battles the unit has participated in.
The U.S. Army color guard led the annual Veterans Day parade Monday through Beaufort. Attached to battle flag are combat action streamers indication battles the unit has participated in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserlint, left and the rest of Beaufort City Council wave to the crowd during the Veterans Day parade in Beaufort.
Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserlint, left and the rest of Beaufort City Council wave to the crowd during the Veterans Day parade in Beaufort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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