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Memorial Day events in the Upstate

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Ceremonies and events to honor fallen heroes and kick off summer are being held across the Upstate on Memorial Day.

Below is a list of some events taking place on Monday:

SLIDESHOW: Memorial Day presentation at Clemson's Scroll of Honor Memorial

Flag to fly at half staff
All day on Monday.

Freedom Flyer Run
8:30 a.m. on Monday
Takes off from Falls Park on the Reedy - 601 S. Main Street Greenville

The "superhero" theme of the event is a metaphor for real life heroes and heroines - military personnel, police, fire and EMS who bravely serve our country and community.

    Green Beret Ride
    10 a.m. on Monday
    Carolina Triathlon - 123 Welborn Street in Greenville.

    The first annual Memorial Day Ride benefiting the Green Beret Foundation, an organization which provides casualty, family, transition and extended support to members of the U.S. Army Special Forces. The ride will commemorate those who have lost their lives in service to the United States, as well as to honor their families. According to the foundation's website, "The inspiration behind this year’s ride, David Roten, Jr. served in the United States Army as a decorated Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. He was killed in action on November 27, 2014 in hostile territory supporting the U.S. Government."

    Greenville County Memorial Day Ceremony
    10 a.m. Monday
    County Square

    The county and the Joint Veterans Council will host the annual observance in front of the Greenville Veterans Memorial Monument at County Square. The Upstate Senior Concert Band and the Clearview Singers are scheduled to perform. Hot dogs and refreshments will be provided.

    DNR Boat Inspections
    10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday
    Pickens County: Gap Hill Landing - Lake Keowee

    In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during Memorial Day weekend, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will once again be conducting courtesy boat inspections.

    Quilts of Valor 
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday
    Veterans Corner - Main St, Simpsonville, SC

    During the Simpsonville Memorial Day Ceremony there will be a special presentation in which seven members of the Simpsonville Police Department will be awarded Quilts of Valor.

    Flag Retirement Ceremony and wreath presentation
    Noon on Monday
    Vietnam Veterans Monument in Cleveland Park - Cleveland Park Drive at East Washington, Greenville.

    The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 523 Greenville, will be presenting a wreath and having a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Monument in Cleveland Park. All are welcome to attend.

    Allen Jacobs Memorial Race
    Travelers Rest Speedway - 1452 N Highway 25, Travelers Rest

    Officer Allen Jacobs Memorial Race at Travelers Rest Speedway.

    Memorial Day Concert
    5 p.m. Monday

    The city of Mauldin hosts a concert at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater, located at 101 E. Butler Road. The Upstate Winds Orchestra will perform. A food truck will also be serving up barbecue.

    The Life FM Memorial Day Concert
    6 p.m. Monday
    Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors.

    The Bow Tie Quartet, the Southern Gospel Quartet, and the Plath Family will perform. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door for ages 12 and up.

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