Flag Pole Dedication and Memorial Day Ceremony
May 26, 2014
Congressman Mike McIntyre gave the keynote speech at the dedication of the Veterans' Memorial flag pole and first flag-raising at the Town of Sunset Beach-hosted Memorial Day Ceremony in the Sunset Beach Town Park at the location of the future Veterans' Memorial. Mayor Ron Watts officiated. LTC, US Army Retired, Gordon Coulson conducted the dedication with an honor guard of Sunset Beach Police and Fire Department members following the invocation by Reverend Merlin Boone. WWII veteran Robert Bradicich read a stirring poem honoring our departed veterans. Linda Ladrick beautifully sang the national anthem, Boy Scout Troop 201 laid the memorial wreath, and buglers Steven Baker and Ben Simmons capped off the ceremony with a moving rendition of Taps. Thanks to all the Town of Sunset Beach officials who contributed to this outstanding event and to all who attended.