On the last Monday of May, our Nation honors the brave men and women who died while serving in the United States military. Memorial Day Weekend is also the unofficial start to the summer season, meaning more Americans pack their suitcases and travel over the three-day weekend–or longer! If you’re headed out for a weekend getaway, keep the significance of the holiday in mind and find ways to honor the fallen soldiers who fought for our freedoms. If you’re visiting Hilton Head Island, here are two ways to observe the holiday:
The 7th Annual Hilton Head Memorial Day 5K Run & Walk, presented by the Palmetto Running Company, is a family-friendly event that honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Strollers and dogs are welcome, with custom medals given to the top 3 dogs! In addition to medals given to division winners, there is also a “Best Costume” Award, so make sure to dress in your patriotic best!
There will be no same-day registration, so make sure to register in advance here!
A portion of the proceeds as well as all donations will be given to the Semper Fi & America’s Fund. For more information about this fund, <strong>click here.
Monday, May 30th
Port Royal Plantation
10 Clubhouse Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928