South Carolina & Memorial Day

South Carolina is a state in the Southeastern United States. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed annually on the last Monday of May (May 28 in 2012). 5.0/5

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Tropical Storm Bonnie cyberdrenching South Carolina cybercoast, to cybermenace the Southeast and Mid Atlantic through Memorial Day
Tropical Storm Bonnie drenching South Carolina coast, to menace the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic through Memorial Day
Television personality Montel Williams was overcome with emotion and became visibly choked up while delivering a speech addressing the ongoing Veterans Affairs scandal at a Memorial Day picnic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Discussing the backlog of treatment for wounded warriors, Williams — a 22-…
May 30, 2014 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial: and ye shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it as a feast by an ordinance for ever. Exodus 12:14 This year marks the 154th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. By the end of May 1861, six weeks after the first shot was fired at Fort Sumner, South Carolina, Virginia had joined the seceding states and a series of scuffles had taken place in Baltimore, but no pitched battles had yet been fought. People on both sides of the conflict thought it would soon be over; carriages full of people, carrying picnic lunches, hastened out to watch the first battle at Bull Run in July. But by the time it finally ended in 1865, more than a half million Americans had died on the battlefield, in field hospitals or in prisons. One of them was my great granduncle Rufus Hughes, who died of wounds he received at the Battle of Vicksburg. Memorial Day began from the resolve that the sacrifice of those half-mill ...
Lionel Richie's number-one rule of songwriting is to write about love, and he's definitely penned plenty of romantic ballads in his career. But in a new interview, he claims that one of his more upbeat numbers has inspired so many couples to get it on that it's "populated the world." Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Lionel says his calypso-flavored classic "All Night Long (All Night)" became a hit because it features "the rhythm that the whole world dances to on vacation." Even today, the tune is in constant rotation in vacation destinations around the globe, and, says Lionel, it's a perfect example of what you might call "baby-making music." "I could take you to Ibiza, I could take you to [other] places...you put that song on...that song has created more babies after the song -- are you kidding me? We have populated the world!" he says. BILL MURRAY dropped in on a bachelor party in Charleston, South Carolina over the Memorial Day Weekend to offer some words of wisdom. The party was being held at a ...
Five people were killed on South Carolina roads over Memorial Day Weekend, according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS).
I am officially sending out the universal vibration that an individual or organization of Black veterans will assume the sacred task of petitioning the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to declare officially the May 1, 1865 "Martyrs of the Race Course" event in South Carolina as America's first Memorial Day. 24 men spent two solid weeks digging 257 bodies of Black soldiers out of a mass grave and properly burying them -- headstones and all. Then 10,000 people -- led by 2,800 children -- marched to the site and honored them with flowers, hymns and prayers. If the historical and chronological primacy of this event does not merit its official declaration, then the monumental act of memoriam itself does merit it. I hope someone will heed this call and accept the charge...I'd do it myself but I'm too busy trying to prevent more Black people from becoming veterans.
Today we recognize one of the most sacred American holidays – a day dedicated to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. You and I are able to live our lives freely because of these brave men and women, and for that we will remain forever grateful. Just last week I was able to experience Memorial Day early, visiting with men and women in uniform – many of whom were from South Carolina – in Kabul, Afghanistan. During my time with them I let them know the folks from the 3rd District stand behind their mission and are praying for their safe return. I hope you will take some time today to honor the fallen and participate in a Memorial Day service. One way we honor the memory of the veterans who are no longer with us is to make sure their surviving brothers and sisters-in-arms are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. With all the controversies surrounding the current Department of Veterans Affairs today, we are reminded we still have a long way to go to ensure those ...
The origins of Memorial Day. Not BBQ, hot dogs and cook outs. Remembering our history: "According to Professor David Blight of the Yale University History Department, the first Memorial Day was observed by formerly enslaved black people at the Washington Race Course (today the location of Hampton Park) in Charleston, South Carolina. The race course had been used as a temporary Confederate prison camp in 1865 as well as a mass grave for Union soldiers who died there. Immediately after the cessation of hostilities, formerly enslaved people exhumed the bodies from the mass grave and reinterred them properly with individual graves. They built a fence around the graveyard with an entry arch and declared it a Union graveyard. The work was completed in only ten days. On May 1, 1865, the Charleston newspaper reported that a crowd of up to ten thousand, mainly black residents, including 2,800 children, proceeded to the location for a celebration which included sermons, singing, and a picnic on the grounds, thereb ...
*Happy Memorial Day EVERYONE* This is a little knowledge about Memorial Day and BLACK HISTORY! The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. During the war, Union soldiers who were prisoners of war had been held at the Charleston Race Course; at least 257 Union prisoners died there and were hastily buried in unmarked graves.[13] Together with teachers and missionaries, black residents of Charleston organized a May Day ceremony in 1865, which was covered by the New York Tribune and other national papers. The freedmen cleaned up and landscaped the burial ground, building an enclosure and an arch labeled, "Martyrs of the Race Course." Nearly ten thousand people, mostly freedmen, gathered on May 1 to commemorate the war dead. Involved were about 3,000 school children newly enrolled in freedmen's schools, mutual aid societies, Union troops, black ministers, and white northern missionaries. Most brought flowers to ...
Start your Memorial Day Weekend with a concert tonight!!! The Concert Choir of Claflin University, directed by Dr. Isaiah McGee, will be performing in Denver on May 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Claflin University, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, was founded in 1869 by Methodist missionaries. It is the oldest historically black college or university in South Carolina. The concert will be held at Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 E. Montview Blvd. (at the corner of Glencoe), Denver, CO 80207. It will begin at 7:30pm. Admission is free and a good will offering will be collected to support the Concert Choir’s spring tour. The group is jointly sponsored by the Alphonse Robinson African and the Bennie L. Williams Spiritual Voices.
On This Day: Saturday May 10, 2014 This is the 130th day of the year, with 235 days remaining in 2014. Holidays Feast day of St. Catald, St. Conleth, Saints Gordian and Epimachus, St. Antoninus, St. Alphius, St. Calepodius, St. Solange, and St. John of Avila. Micronesia: National Day (1979). Singapore: Vesak Day (Buddha's entry into Nirvana). Guatemala, Mexico: Mother's Day. North Carolina, South Carolina: Confederate Memorial Day. Events 1503 - Christopher Columbus discovered the Cayman Islands. 1775 - Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, New York. 1865 - Union forces captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis, in Georgia. 1869 - A golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. 1872 - Victoria Woodhull became first woman nominated for U.S. president. 1908 - The first Mother's Day observance took place during church services in Grafton, West Virginia and P ...
Black Bike Week is an annual bike rally that takes place in South Carolina over Memorial Day Weekend. Up to half a million predominantly African American bik...
"This was the first Memorial Day [Monday, May 1st, 1865]. African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is Black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the war had been about. Wha...
Three stories from a generation fading away bring reason for holiday to life     By Ron Barnett Staff writer rbarnettdon't see themselves as heroes, although it couldn't be any clearer that their deeds were heroic. What they did was save the world. When the United States entered World War II in late 1941 following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hitler had overrun most of Europe, and Japan was spreading tyranny across the Pacific. The British were standing their ground, but there seemed to be little hope for the tide to turn. Only America could change the game. And so they came, from small towns and farms in South Carolina and across the nation, to defend that core American value, the quality of life that is embedded so deeply in the nation's psyche that in good times it sometimes gets taken for granted. Freedom. On this Memorial Day Weekend, as Americans pause to remember those who gave their all to defend our cherished liberty, we reflect on that great generation that changed the course of histo ...
from a friend: FOLKS YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE THE ANTI SOUTHERN LIE MOVEON.ORG JUST POSTED ON THE FIRST MEMORIAL DAY Heres the link: the real story... Southern women decorated the graves of soldiers even before the Civil War's end. Records show that by 1865, Mississippi, Virginia, and South Carolina all had precedents for Memorial Day. Songs in the Duke University collection Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920 include hymns published in the South such as these two from 1867: "Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping," dedicated to "The Ladies of the South Who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead " and "Memorial Flowers," dedicated "To the Memory of Our Dead Heroes." When a women's memorial association in Columbus, Mississippi, decorated the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers on April 25, 1866, this act of generosity and reconciliation prompted an editorial piece, published by Horace Greeley's New York Tribune, and a poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Grey," published in the ...
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How did Memorial Day come to be? As Americans enjoy the holiday weekend, does anyone know how Memorial Day originated? On May 1, 1865, freed slaves gathered in Charleston, South Carolina to commemorate the death of Union soldiers and the end of the American Civil War. Three years later, General John Logan issued a special order that May 30, 1868 be observed as Decoration Day, the first Memorial Day -- a day set aside "for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land." At the time, the nation was reunited politically, but it remained culturally divided, and so did Memorial Day observations. In the North, the federal government created national cemeteries for men who died in the war, while state governments from New York to Michigan gradually made Decoration Day an official holiday throughout the 1870s. In the South, ...
Happy Memorial Day! In the midst of the ruins in Charleston, South Carolina following the Civil War, freed African Americans built a cemetery for dead Union soldiers inside an old race track. On the day of its dedication, thousands of freed people and Union soldiers paraded around the race track. They sang songs, read scriptures and held picnics. This event marked the beginning of what we have come to know as Memorial Day.
One Nephew just paid his respects, visiting a small cemetery in South Carolina yesterday and just posted his Memorial Day tribute. I'm proud of him as with all of my Nephews and Nieces. My Family are direct descendants to American Revolutionary War Solders, John Bethea (R pic) he served with the 1st South Carolina Volunteers. Goodman Bethea (L pic) served with Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox) and was John's Brother.
It's Thursday, which means we are one day from starting Memorial Day Weekend. To help get things jump started for you we will be tasting American Harvest vodka tonight from 4-7pm. If you've never tried it we think you will be very pleased with this smooth spirit. Friday, we will be tasting some of the Smirnoff fruit flavored vodkas along with Great Lakes as our feature for Pint Night. Saturday's tasting will include Skyy Strawberry and Moscato flavored vodkas. We hope to see you this weekend. On this day in 1934, Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down by Texas and Louisiana state police near Sailes, Louisiana. In 1911, President Taft dedicated the New York Public Library, which is the largest marble structure ever built in the United States. In 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state. Today is also National Lucky Penny Day and National Taffy Day. Have a wonderful day.
The 2013 National Memorial Day Parade, the largest Memorial Day parade in the country, will take place on Monday, May 27 at 2:00 P.M. along Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. While the current sequestration has forced the cancellation of many events honoring our military - including air shows across the country and Fleet Week in New York City - the National Memorial Day Parade will go on thanks to the financial support of corporate and private donors including Wells Fargo, American Airlines, Costco Wholesale, and Visit Myrtle Beach. The Parade is also set to be nationally televised in more than 100 local markets across the country, with live coverage to our military men and women around the world on The Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network. Still, despite the size and scale of the event, the sequestration has had a major impact on parade sponsors and supporters related to the defense industry. "Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has always been a strong supporter of our military and those who serve ...
Minister Eddie Robinson, Preacher, musician, choir director, songwriter, producer are all titles that describe Minister Eddie Anthony Robinson. He is a native of Williston, SC and a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he majored in Music. He relocated to Fort Lauderdale, FL in 1999 to lead the Music Ministry of New Mount Olive Baptist Church, pastored by giant pulpiteer, Dr. Mack King Carter. He leads the Music, Worship and Celebrative Arts Ministry which consists of nearly 500 persons involved in choir, drama, dance, usher, hospitality and special event ministries. His presence in South Florida is widely recognized as he has united choirs and churches in the community together to present inspiring music. One of his signature events is the “Late Night Musicals” celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays. Singers and lovers of gospel music travel great distances to the New Mount Olive Church in great anticipation of these 10:00 PM musicals that f ...
Especially proud of my nephew, Nate Reibsome, today as he is spending this Memorial Day at Army National Guard basic training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
After the Civil War America started to celebrate, every May 30, what was first known as "Decoration" Day because flowers were in bloom nationwide to decorate the graves of our fallen soldiers. We now call it Memorial Day and I personally think we forgot the reasons why we celebrate this day/weekend. Its become a kickoff to the summer and not a day to remember our heroes. So I hope you can take a minute and thank someone you may pass on the street or someone you maybe know Thank You for their service. Happy Memorial Day. Here are some Civil War facts in the spirit of this weekend... *November 1860:* Abraham Lincoln becomes the President-elect of the United States on November 6. He won the election with 40% popular votes and 180 out of the 303 electoral votes. *December 1860:* One of the Southern states South Carolina secedes from the American Union on December 20th. In a couple of months, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas follow suit. *February 1861:* The Southern states form a go ...
Southeast coast braces for rain, wind from strengthening Beryl Miami (CNN) -- It was a picture perfect start to the Memorial Day Weekend for beachgoers basking in sunny skies from northeastern Florida to South Carolina -- but it won't last long. They can thank subTropical Storm Beryl, which gained strength Saturday evening and threatened to dump several inches of rain and bring heavy winds just in time to put a damper on a part of the long holiday weekend. Even before a drop of precipitation had fallen ashore, Beryl already rustled up ocean water and prompted "red flags" -- warning people to stay out of the surf -- around the region Saturday. The National Weather Service reported at least 20 people were rescued off Tybee Island, Georgia, located 15 miles east of Savannah, by 12:20 p.m. due to rip currents. "I'm trying to ignore (the storm)," Annette Wedzel told CNN affiliate WJXT from Jacksonville Beach, Florida, on Saturday. "I'm trying to decide whether to stay or leave."
Good for out SC Senators, But what took so long and why is DC allowed to ignore our Constitution? "U.S. Army 1st Lt. Augustine Kim served two tours in Afghanistan, where he was injured severely and spent three months undergoing surgery and recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Two years ago, however, Kim was pulled over and arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, and charged with four felony counts -- for having firearms locked securely in his trunk. His guns were confiscated, but after the ensuing two years of legal wrangling, Kim will regain his property by Memorial Day. All it took was a couple of phone calls from Sens. Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to the District's police chief. Better late than never. According to The Washington Times' Emily Miller, "The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act says the federal government has 60 days from the date of seizure to send out notices to possible claimants. Then if someone files a claim, the feds have 90 days to ...
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Southeast coast from North Florida to South Carolina as a cluster of thunderstorms was gathering strength Friday night and expected to become Tropical Storm Beryl over the Memorial Day Weekend.
Well, we got lucky again as we finished in first place at the regional Student Steel Bridge competition this weekend. Our bridge assembled fast...7min 46 sec, the next closest was over 16min. At 132lbs it was over 40lbs lighter than the 2nd place unit. Overall the event went off very well as it was our 1st time hosting the competition. Now we make plans to head for Clemson University in South Carolina for the Nationals held over Memorial Day Weekend. I hope the weather is good.
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