Patriots Point holding Memorial Day observance

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP/WCSC) - A Memorial Day observance at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on Charleston Harbor won't have a speaker.

Instead, members of the audience are being asked to come forward and say a few words about someone who died for the nation during the Monday event at the Vietnam Support Base at the museum in Mount Pleasant.

The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette says the idea is to make the observance more personal.

"We really want to personalize this ceremony," Burdette added. "We hope many will come to 'share a remembrance."'

Those who don't want to speak can simply mention the name of the person they would like to be remembered.

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