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Simpsonville to present coins, Quilts of Valor to veterans

Published on Friday, May 23, 2014

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A special “Defend the Stars & Stripes” challenge coin will be presented to all veterans at the Simpsonville Memorial Day ceremony.
 

A special “Defend the Stars & Stripes” challenge coin will be presented to all veterans at the Simpsonville Memorial Day ceremony.

 



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United States Senator Lindsey Graham is the scheduled speaker for the Simpsonville Memorial Day ceremony. Graham continues to serve as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
 

United States Senator Lindsey Graham is the scheduled speaker for the Simpsonville Memorial Day ceremony. Graham continues to serve as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

 

Simpsonville will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday at 2 p.m. at the city’s “Veterans Corner,” at SE Main and Richardson Streets, (400 SE Main St.).

United States Senator Lindsey Graham is the scheduled speaker. Graham continues to serve his country as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is the only U.S. Senator serving in the Guard or Reserves.

A special “Defend the Stars & Stripes” challenge coin will be presented to all veterans at the ceremony. “We want to thank veterans personally for their service and for providing the freedom that we all as Americans enjoy every day,” said Andy Byrd, of Heritage Funeral Home, which is presenting the coin.

Six veterans will be presented with Quilts of Valor. These QOVs are stitched with love, prayer and healing thoughts for troops who have been wounded or touched by war.

Limited bleacher seating is provided. Attendees may bring blankets and lawn chairs for additional seating. In case of heavy rain, the ceremony will be moved inside the Senior & Activity Center located at 310 W. Curtis Street.

 

 

 

 

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