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City of Laurens Invites Community to Memorial Day Ceremony

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The City of Laurens invites all residents and visitors to join in a Memorial Ceremony on May 27th, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the City Plaza. This event is an opportunity for the community to come together and honor the brave men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

Held at the heart of Laurens, the City Plaza will serve as a fitting backdrop for a day of remembrance and gratitude. The ceremony aims to provide a space for reflection, recognition, and unity, as we pay tribute to the sacrifices made by our military heroes.

The ceremony will include prayers, a few remarks, and the laying of a wreath at the base of the flags of each of our service branches in memory of those who gave their lives for their nation. It will be a brief but meaningful event, allowing families to gather and honor the fallen without losing sight of the day’s true significance.

This is the second year this event has been held, at least in many years. Last year Randy Stevens, who recently passed away, met with Mayor Senn, and together they organized a simple ceremony that could be led without requiring city employees to work on the holiday. With the help of Pastor Ronnie Cole of Faith Baptist Church and Rev. Mike McCracken of First Presbyterian, a brief but impactful ceremony was created that resonated with all who attended.

The community is encouraged to bring their families, especially children, to learn the importance and meaning of Memorial Day. “Memorial Day is a time for us to come together as a community to show our deep appreciation for those who have given their lives in service to our country,” said Mayor Senn. “Let’s honor their memory with our presence and our respect.” He added, “It’s important for the younger generations to understand the sacrifices made for our freedoms, and this ceremony is a poignant way to educate and remember.”

Together, we can ensure that the legacy of our fallen heroes is never forgotten.


May 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Main Street
1400 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201