To our readers

The Post and Courier will be published as usual on Memorial Day, but the advertising, business and circulation offices of the newspaper at 134 Columbus St. and 6296 Rivers Ave. will be closed.

Circulation department operators will be on hand from 6-9 a.m. Monday for calls about delivery problems.

Normal business hours for these departments will resume Tuesday.


honor fallen veterans: 11 a.m. Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 5277 Mt. Carmel Road. American flags will be placed on the graves of 37 veterans from the Civil War, both World Wars, The Spanish-American War, Korea and Vietnam during the 40th Annual Memorial Day Services. 538-8652.

last gig in series: 6-9 p.m., 149 Village Green on Johns Island. Cogdon & Company will be the last concert of the Freshfields Village Memorial Day Weekend concert series. They'll energize the crow with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, beach tunes and play everyone's favorite standard classics.


the meaning of honor: 9 a.m. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Retired Marine Corps. Col. Myron Harrington will speak about sacrifice. Admission is free. Parking and admission are free until 9:30 a.m.

Chorus Concert: The Charleston Men's Chorus will present its annual Memorial Day concert at the Piccolo Spoleto Special Series Events at noon at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 142 Church St. The program will include service anthems, patriotic songs and other inspiring works to honor our fallen heroes. Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Office of Cultural Affairs at 180 Meeting St. and at the Charleston Visitor Center. The Charleston Men's Chorus is an independent nonprofit 70-man ensemble singing under the direction of Lon H. Shull III since 1993. For more information, call 720-8505, or visit

Memorial Day Plaque: 3 p.m. Hampton Park, in the gazebo at Mary Murray Drive and Cleveland Street. A plaque in honor of the first Memorial Day celebration, which was held in what is now Hampton Park, will be dedicated. The event will begin with guest speakers and after the speeches, the group will be led by the 54th Massachusetts Unit to the location near the lagoon for the unveiling of the plaque. 724-3746.