Memorial Day service planned May 30 in downtown Six Mile

SIX MILE — The town of Six Mile, along with Fleet Reserve Branch #15 and the Pickens County Veterans Council, will hold traditional Memorial Day services in downtown Six Mile on Tuesday, May 30, to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of service and to honor those who have served their country.

The day’s events will begin outside Six Mile Town Hall by placing the American flag at half-staff at 8 a.m. A traditional service will be held at 11:45 a.m. outside Six Mile Town Hall, including the pledge, invocation and remarks to honor all who gave their lives in service to the United States. This includes Pickens County’s four Medal of Honor recipients — all of whom were from the Six Mile area, making it the most per capita in the United States. A wreath presentation and flag ceremony will be followed by the playing of taps, and the closing will take place afterward.

The Fleet Reserve Association represents a community of the Sea Services — the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel. FRA’s guiding principles are loyalty, protection and service to their shipmates.

The Pickens County Veterans Council (PCVC) is an organization consisting of representatives of recognized veterans’ groups and organizations in Pickens County. PCVC supports recognized veterans service organizations in the county and assists in communication, coordination, and execution of veterans related activities and patriotic events.