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Legionnaire of Year Award PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

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Cecil Buchanan congratulates Peter Butchart on receiving the Legionnaire of Year Award from Major Rudolph Anderson Jr. Post 214 Commander Steve Zietz.

 
MOAA Names Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins as New President & CEO PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

AirForceLtGenDanaAtkins-1Alexandria, Va. -The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) today announced its board of directors has unanimously selected retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, a distinguished military officer and seasoned private-sector business leader, as its new president and chief executive officer. The appointment is effective as of Jan. 4, 2016.

Atkins will succeed retired Navy Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan, who has led the association since 2002 and announced his retirement earlier in 2015.

In his new role at MOAA, Atkins will lead the more than 390,000 members of the nation's largest military service organization and fourth-largest veterans service organization in its advocacy mission on behalf of the entire uniformed services community. 

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Cecil Buchanan Presented Quilt of Valor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

Korean War veteran has provided Leadership and work to the American Legion for 48 years since the War

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Suzanne DiCarlo and Walt Richardson of the  Quilts of Valor Foundation presented a beautiful quilt to Cecil Buchanan during the  Tuesday, November 17 meeting of Major Rudolf Anderson American Legion Post 214 in Taylors.

Buchanan, a veteran of the Korean War, has been a very active member of the American Legion for some 48 years. His work leading to the establishment of the Cecil Buchanan War Museum in Greenville is noteworthy. Commander Steve Zietz, Stuart MacDonald and Bill Moore assisted in the presentation.

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Pastor Lays Aside Political Correctness, Confronts Radical Islam PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

“It is Impossible to Defeat an Enemy you are Unwilling to Identify.”

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On Sunday morning following the radical Islamic attacks on innocent civilians in Paris, Dr. Robert Jeffress Pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, dispensed with political correctness and provided a special message to his congregation. Dr. Jeffress and Pastor Donnie Swaggart have demonstrated boldness and courage that most pastors and elected officials have not yet exhibited.

The message now on U-tube lasts only 6 minutes and will be quoted as near verbatim as possible.

I feel like I need to address the tragedy we all witnessed this weekend in Paris. What should be our response to that tragedy? Certainly, as Christians, we should be praying for the victims and the victims families. Psalms 34 says, The Lord is close to those who are broken hearted.

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A Visit from Four Black Bears on State Park Rd. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Terry M. Thacker   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

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Valerie Adams, who lives in the State Park Road area, awoke Saturday morning anticipating setting up a garage sale, only to discover a family of four black bears in her back yard. Although she contemplated cancelling the sale, she decided to go ahead with it, all the while the four bruins slumbered peacefully high up in the branches of a tree. A family of bears, probably the same ones, have recently been spotted in the general area by other individuals as well. By the way, the bears were not for sale.

 
The Truth about the Confederate Cause PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

A Presentation by Dr. Terry Rude, Retired Educator and Board Chairman of the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers Confederate Museum and Library

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Dr. Terry Rude came to Greenville, South Carolina from the West Coast. Motivated by a desire to learn something about Southern Culture, he discovered Confederate history. For decades, as a professor at Bob Jones University and a teacher in Greenville County public schools, he continued to study original source historical documents. During a lengthy search he discovered he had a Confederate ancestor and was qualified to become a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

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Museum and Library of Confederate History Dedicates Napoleon Cannon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00

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On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the Museum and Library of Confederate History, located at 15 Boyce Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601, held a dedication ceremony for its newly installed 1857 12-pound Napoleon Cannon. The 16th SC Color Guard of Honor posted the colors. 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, SCV Greenville Camp 36 Chaplain Mark Evans gave the invocation. Museum Director Michael Couch welcomed everyone and told of some of the events surrounding the acquisition and installation of the cannon.

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