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Zietz Sworn in as Post 214 Commander PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 00:00
VA Facility Forces 72-Year-Old Artist To Remove Confederate Flag From His Civil War Mural PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonah Bennett   
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

Officials at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Colorado want the Confederate battle flag completely removed from a mural.

The Grand Junction medical facility features a mural of the Civil War painted by 72-year-old artist Lee Bowerman and shows a Confederate and Union soldier staring each other down. Bowerman thinks the decision to remove the flag is unfortunate, but has agreed to do as officials ask. In the meantime, officials have placed a banner to cover part of the display until Bowerman has time to finish the job and remove the offensive elements.

75th Palmetto Boys’ State Program Held on Anderson University Campus PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00


The American Legion Department of S.C. takes pride in presenting “Palmetto Boys’ State” 2015.

This annual program is being held on the Anderson University Campus, Anderson, SC. As of Sunday, there were 1,042 boys registered. This is a record enrollment for the Palmetto Boys’ State Program. These young men are sponsored by American Legion Posts from across South Carolina. One of the requirements is that all boys must have completed the 11th grade of high school. These young men either attended public or private schools.

The “citizens” of Palmetto Boys’ State arrived Sunday afternoon, and graduation will be held Saturday morning.

Sunday afternoon the Boys’ State Citizens were divided into two political parties, the “Nationalist” and the “Federalists.” Some of the boys have decided to run for political office, and they have to convince the other boys in their “Party” to vote for them.

Palmetto Boys’ State is composed of seven “counties.” Each county has a “population” of approximately 125-175 citizens. There are three cities in four counties, and four cities in three counties.

The governmental organization of Palmetto Boys’ State consists of one state, seven judicial circuits, seven counties, twenty-four cities, and twenty-four election precincts.

Furman ROTC Graduate Making History PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00


Second Lieutenant Victoria Inman, a 2015 Graduate of Furman University with a degree in Political Science, is assigned to the South Carolina National Guard.

Beginning in January 2016 she will attend the Medical service Corps Officer Basic Course in Texas. Following successful completion of the Medical Service course, she will begin helicopter pilot training at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

After receiving her pilot training and returning to her unit in Columbia, South Carolina, Lieutenant Inman will become the first female medivac pilot to serve in the South Carolina National Guard.

Lieutenant Inman is the daughter of an active duty career soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Inman was one of two women commissioned by the United States Army ROTC program at Furman University last month.


DAR Ceremony Honored Vietnam Vets PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

There is a Strong Connection Between the current serving generation of Veterans and the Vietnam Generation of Veterans

DAR_Page-01The Nathanael Greene Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, held a ceremony last Saturday honoring Veterans of the Vietnam War era.

The Nathanael Greene Chapter is a commemorative Partner with the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration program. Congress authorized the Department of Defense to work through groups such as the DAR to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring the veterans of the Vietnam war and their families.

Congress recognized that Vietnam era veterans are a unique group because of the way they were treated by their country during and after the war. “There is such a strong connection between the current serving generation of veterans and our Vietnam generation, mainly because the Vietnam generation of veterans wants to ensure the treatment our current service members receive is very different than what many of them experienced when they served.”Although there will be national and international events commemorating the sacrifices of American troops in Vietnam, the most import events will be held in the home towns. This was the focus of the Nathanael Greenville Chapter of the DAR last Saturday. It was a hometown family event with deep purpose and meaning. It was a pleasant and meaningful  event for the aging veterans to remember.

Furman Hosts ROTC Commissioning Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:00
14th Honor Flight Returns to Greenville PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 00:00


Tuesday morning, April 21, the 14th Honor Flight Upstate SC with 91 World War II and Korean War veterans from Greenville area, the Upstate, Asheville-Hendersonville of NC and northern Georgia left Greenville-Spartanburg Airport shortly after 9 a.m., destination Washington, D.C.

As the plane taxied down the runway, two airport “yellow” firetrucks saluted the “Flight” with a five-minute water cannon salute.

Four tour buses waited outside Reagan National Airport terminal to take the veterans and support staff to visit the various memorials in the D.C. area.


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