On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day, saying...
To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.
Americans see this day as an annual time to show our veterans that we appreciate their service and sacrifice. At the South Carolina Statehouse, we have dedicated a specific location to honor these men and women.
The Armed Forces of the US Veterans Monument was dedicated on November 11, 2005. The monument consists of a series of flags above a memorial positioned on a crest overlooking Assembly Street. The memorial marker reads
The state of South Carolina is eternally grateful to her sons and daughters who honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
In honor of South Carolina Veterans of the United States Armed Forces
Dedication - Veterans Day
November 11, 2005
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