Clemson University to honor the fallen at Sunday Memorial Day service
CLEMSON — Clemson University will honor fallen soldiers at a Memorial Day service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Scroll of Honor Memorial.
The service will feature patriotic songs, a 21-gun salute and remarks by retired Lt. Col. Eric Turner. Turner, a chaplain and 1982 Clemson graduate, served tours of duty in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. He retired with 32 years of military service in the Army and National Guard.
“The men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives in defense of freedom traded their futures for our tomorrows,” said Lance Young, chairman of the Clemson Corps. “Their service should be remembered and honored by all of us who enjoy the freedom that is the legacy of their sacrifice.”
The Clemson Corps is coordinating the event at the Scroll of Honor Memorial on Williamson Road, directly across from Memorial Stadium. The public is invited. Parking will be available along the Avenue of Champions, immediately north of the stadium. Seating is limited, so people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.