COLUMBIA, S.C. — Fort Jackson held a Memorial Day ceremony Monday, morning at Centennial Park on the Army base grounds. This year, the ceremony was not open to the public because of concerns over the COVID-19 health crisis but could be viewed streaming online on the Fort Jackson Facebook page.
The highlight of the ceremony honoring fallen service men and women came at noon with a 21-gun salute with howitzers.
"We must never forget because our fallen made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of our nation," said Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen Milford H. Beagle, Jr. "COVID has changed how we do things, but it won't change what we do. Taking the time to remember our fallen on Memorial Day is something that not even COVID can change."