Holiday events set across Oconee

In the year’s time between last Memorial Day and this year’s, 13 members of the Walhalla American Legion Post 124 have died. Jerry Dyar, post spokesman, says considering the size of the post, 13 is unprecedented number of dead. An everlasting ceremony for the late legionnaires takes place 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Walhalla High School cafeteria, and the public is invited. Oconee County’s official Memorial Day ceremony takes place at noon Monday at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. Tribute will be made to the 210 Oconee heroes whose names are inscribed on the war memorial in front of the Oconee Courthouse. Two hours before the ceremony, at 10 a-m, a new memorial plaque will be unveiled at the Westminster Veterans Park, at South Carolina 123 and 183. That plaque will honor veterans of the Second World War. The public is invited to attend one or all of the events.