The fourth annual Horry County Junior ROTC drill meet took place Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ stadium and kicked off Military Appreciation Days. The Horry County high school drill teams that took part were judged by U.S. Army recruiters. Army JROTC teams from Aynor, Green Sea Floyds and Loris high schools as well as Navy JROTC teams from Carolina Forest, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Conway high schools all competed in events such as color guard and unarmed squad. Trophies were also given out with Myrtle Beach High School taking home the first place overall competition trophy. Events are scheduled throughout May including the Military Appreciation Days Parade scheduled for 10:30 a.m. May 25 in The Market Common. The grand marshal of the parade will be U.S. Army veteran turned country musician Keni Thomas. Other events include a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game honoring military veterans Saturday night, a golf tournament on May 24 at the Heritage Golf Course, the Memorial Day Veterans March on May 27 on Ocean Boulevard and the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on May 27 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.


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