City of Charleston to Stream Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony
The City of Charleston and John Brawley Post 20 of the American Legion will host a virtual Veterans Day ceremony due to COVID-19. This ceremony will stream on the City of Charleston Facebook and YouTube pages beginning Wednesday, November 11 at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will include segments from Major General Jason Bohm, the Commanding General for Marine Corps Training Command in Quantico, Gold Star Mothers and messages from several elected officials.
“Veterans Day is a sacred occasion where we honor our veterans and their service to our country. We couldn’t let this year go by without honoring and remembering these heroes,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “While we will have two small ceremonies in person on Veterans Day, we wanted to provide a more robust ceremony that folks could view from the safety of their homes.”
“As we celebrate the 79th Veterans Day in Charleston that has been marked with a ceremony, we felt that we couldn’t let this year pass without some sort of recognition,” said Ed Converse, John Brawley Post 20. “While this year will be different without the large in-person ceremony and parade, we are committed to honoring all of our city’s veterans.”
Two small wreath laying ceremonies will take place on Veterans Day. The first will take place on the front steps of City Hall at 11:00 a.m. and the second will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Social distancing and facial coverings will be required. Both ceremonies will stream on the City of Charleston’s Facebook page for those that wish to view them.