Site Search:
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce - Promote, Protect & Improve MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com home page

Leadership Grand Strand gsSCENE
Going Green New Member Seal
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on YouTube Follow us on Google+ Follow us on LinkedIn
US Chamber of Commerce 5-Star Accredited

Myrtle Beach News

ARTICLE

Date ArticleType
5/9/2017 General
Five veterans to represent Grand Strand in National Memorial Day Parade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9, 2017

Media Contact:
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
843-626-7444

Five veterans to represent Grand Strand in
National Memorial Day Parade

Five Grand Strand veterans are headed to Washington, D.C. to participate in the nationally televised 2017 Memorial Day Parade on May 29, 2017, after winning a contest with Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

The veterans, one from each branch of service, and their guest will be flown to Washington, D.C. to represent the Grand Strand in the nationally televised parade sponsored by the American Veterans Center. Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s mobile visitors center also will be in the nation’s capital for the parade.

Before the parade, the chamber is hosting the veterans and their guest for a luncheon in the boardroom at the chamber at 1200 N. Oak Street on May 16, 2017, at noon. Media are invited to attend the luncheon.
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce received 65 submissions. The Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center in Little River selected the winners based on the applications.
The winners are:

Geoffry “Sean” Thompson – U.S. Coast Guard
Shelby “Bud” A. Chestnut – U.S. Navy
Joseph R. Den Bleyker – U.S. Marines
Robert Hagan – U.S. Air Force
Holli Hatchell Fowler – U.S. Army


# # #

About the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the MBACC its five-star accreditation, one of only several chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The MBACC serves Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Loris, Conway, Aynor, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.