Event: James Capers Jr. Birthday and Recognition Celebration
Where: 209 N. Main Street, Bishopville, SC
Festivities begin with the Parade of Heroes at 9:00 a.m., led by Grand Marshall James Capers, Jr., and end with the unveiling of the three dimensional relief and plaques honoring The Major at the Memorial Park, Downtown Bishopville, SC. For detailed agenda, click on link below
All Veterans are invited to walk in the Parade of Heroes. Floats/vehicles/units are asked to pre-register in order to be recognized. All participants are asked to line up at the
Bishopville Presbyterian Church parking lot (215 S. Main St.- corner of South Main
and Gregg Streets) at 8:30 a.m. Parade Applications for groups are available below. Also below is a list of area hotels.
Program following the Parade of Heroes will feature keynote speaker Mastin Robeson, who served 34 years in the Marine Corps,
retiring as a Major General in February 2010. His service
included tours of duty in over 55 countries, and his
combat experiences include Liberia, Kuwait, Somalia,
Bosnia, the Horn of Africa, Iraq, Southern Philippines, and
Afghanistan. He served for 2 years as Military Assistant to
the Secretary of Defense William Cohen. He also served
as CJ-5 (Director of Strategy, Plans and Assessments) in
Iraq for Gen David Petraeus.