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BAMBERG – A parade honoring the Carlisle Military School reunion and celebrating the groundbreaking for the new Bamberg County Veterans Memorial Trail will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, Bamberg County officials have announced.

Carlisle Military School alumni will gather in Bamberg on Saturday, April 14 to celebrate the former school. To honor of the gathering, the county will host a patriotic parade and unveil the new Bamberg County Veterans Memorial Trail. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the site of the former Bamberg County Hospital and end at the Ness Sports Complex.

The parade will include special events including a fly-over by the Celebrate Freedom COBRA helicopter. In addition, the Special Forces Association Parachute Team will jump onto the field at the Ness Complex.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the parade by marching or cheering for those in the procession. Parade participant forms are available on the Bamberg County website (www.bambergcounty.sc.gov). Copies are also available at the Administration Office in the Bamberg County Courthouse Annex at 1234 North St. in Bamberg. Participants are asked to return registration packets no later than April 5.

“This parade is a great opportunity to honor Carlisle Military School graduates,” said Trent Kinard, Bamberg County Council vice chairman.

“Bamberg County has strong ties to the various branches of the U.S. military. We are proud to support this new event in Bamberg County that will bring the community together," Kinard said. "We encourage parents to bring your children to this exciting parade. It will be different than any other parade in Bamberg County. ”

The groundbreaking for the new Bamberg County Veterans Memorial Trail will be held at 3:30 p.m. on April 14. The new trail will be built on Railroad Avenue in Bamberg. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking to learn more about the facility.

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