November 11 may be officially known as Veterans Day, but Tuesday veterans of the Vietnam War as well as veterans of the 505th Infantry Division and the 82nd Airborne were honored for their sacrifice and service.
Teresia Hayes of Camden, state president of the American Legion's Department of South Carolina was one of more than 300 delegates and distinguished guests from across the nation who attended the American Legion Auxiliary's (ALA) annual Washington, D.C., conference held Feb. 22-25. The winter event provides an opportunity for the organization's leadership to hear from Washington-based experts on issues relevant to the ALA's mission and to meet with Congressional representatives on key legislative priorities.
Students, family members, staff and veterans from all branches of the military filled Camden Elementary School's (CES) multi-purpose room Tuesday for one of the Kershaw County School District's many Veterans Day-related celebrations. Similar ceremonies took place across the district, as well as Wednesday at Camden's American Legion Post No. 17 and American Legion Post No. 195 in Lugoff on Thursday.
November 13, 2015|
By Martin L. Cahn and Jim Tatum
C-I news staff
Camden Mayor Tony Scully attends the American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina's installation ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Columbia where Camden native, Teresia Hayes, was installed as the 97th 2015-2016 state president. The American Legion Auxiliary is the world's largest women's patriotic organization. Hayes' project this year will be the John Lewis Seward Crisis Fund, in memory of her father, John Lewis Seward, who served during the Vietnam era and was awarded the Purple Heart. The Crisis Fund will be a fund reflective of what her father believed in, helping others. The fund will assist ...
The John D. Kennedy Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) held a marker dedication service for Henry Cool Salmond and his daughter, Louise C. Salmond Porter Proctor, on June 20 at Quaker Cemetery in Camden.
Michael (Mike) Jones of Camden, commander of Bravo Company Recruiting and Retention Battalion for the S.C. Army National Guard, in Camden, was promoted in December to the rank of major by Lt. Col. Matthew Fryman, Battalion Commander.