Veterans to march down Ocean Boulevard on Memorial Day in compromise with the city

Veterans will march down Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach on Memorial Day, but it won’t be a parade.

The city is working with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association to accommodate a march down Ocean Boulevard beginning at 9 a.m. May 25 from 16th Avenue North to the former Pavilion site between Eighth and Ninth avenues North.

Many veterans were upset when city officials announced they would move the parade to earlier in May, saying a Memorial Day parade should at least take place Memorial Day weekend.

“It’s a great compromise to acknowledge the veterans’ desire to recognize Memorial Day on Memorial Day,” city spokesman Mark Kruea said.