Monday, July 7, 2014
U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host a special ceremony on Aug. 2 in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans for their service to our country.
Scott’s office announced the event in a Monday news release.
During the 10 a.m. ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Columbia (1306 Hampton Street), Medal of Honor recipient Major General James Everett Livingston, USMC (Ret.) will deliver the keynote address, military bands from around South Carolina will perform and military artifacts and memorabilia from the era will be on display.
Scott will also give each veteran a special Senatorial Certificate of Appreciation and a pin.
“The Vietnam War era was one of the most challenging in our nation’s history, and it is truly my honor to host these brave men and women who fought for freedom this year. Their sacrifices, as well as those made by their families, will never be forgotten,” Scott said. “I’m proud to host our veterans and their families … to publicly honor them for their commitment to our nation.”
All interested veterans and guests should register by Monday, July 28 either by visiting http://scott.senate.gov/veterans or by calling 844-820-0146 (toll free).
Scott has hosted honor ceremonies for South Carolina’s veterans since being elected to federal office. In 2012, World War Two veterans were honored, and last year two ceremonies were held celebrating our Korean War era veterans.