The Medal of Honor motorcade will happen as scheduled at 6:30 p.m. regardless of weather, officials said Wednesday morning.
The event features Medal of Honor recipients and will go along The Battery and Murray Boulevard.
The 2010 Medal of Honor Society Convention runs today through Sunday at sites around Charleston, with a series of public and private events, including a visit to this week's Citadel football game and other tours of the city. Some of the public events include:
Parade: Motorcade of recipients along The Battery and Murray Boulevard. Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit: Visions of Valor exhibit. As part the Medal of Honor Convention, portraits of 62 Medal of Honor recipients will be exhibited at The Citadel through Dec. 8. The Visions of Valor traveling collection will be located primarily in the Mark Clark Hall Reception Room. Several displays also will be housed in the lobby of Jenkins Hall. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Free and open to the public. Public visitation will be curtailed between 3 and 4 p.m. Oct. 1.
Tour: Autograph session and tour of the aircraft carrier Yorktown by medal recipients. Begins at 1:30 p.m. Ticket holders only. Event is sold out.
Speech: Retired Army Col. Jack H. Jacobs will speak to the sophomore class of The Citadel at 11 a.m. in McAlister Field House. Jacobs was an adviser to a Vietnamese infantry battalion when it came under devastating fire that disabled the commander. Although bleeding from severe head wounds, then-1st Lt. Jacobs took command, withdrew the unit to safety, and returned again and again under intense fire to rescue the wounded and perform life-saving first aid. He saved the lives of a U.S. adviser and 13 allied soldiers. He was presented with the Medal of Honor in 1969. Free and open to the public.
Tours: Recipients will tour several Charleston-area schools and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center during the morning before attending the military dress parade at 3:45 p.m. at The Citadel. Free and open to the public.
Dinner: Patriot Award Dinner, Charleston Area Convention Center. Closed to the public.