Marines coming to Upstate for R&R

The public is invited to take part in a welcoming patriotic parade Monday, June 23 to honor visiting Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina—as well as a group from the Marine Corps Upstate Wounded Warrior Regiment. About 40 Marines are expected. Individuals and businesses are asked to help line the parade route with signs, flag waving, and expressions of thanks as the motorcade moves from Easley to downtown Seneca, and onto Lake Keowee. Businesses along the route are also encouraged to place a “Welcome” or “Thank You” message on any electronic sign they may have. Last year about 300 motorcycles led the motorcade. Upstate communities, led by volunteers from Keowee Key, are partnering with the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital of the Greenville Health System to host the 3 ½ day “Honoring Their Service” event. The Marines will be treated to outdoor activities such as fishing, golfing, river tubing, hiking, and archery. Besides the parade, the public is invited for Veterans’ Appreciation Family Night” Tuesday, June 24 at Gignilliat Field in Seneca.