Honoring our Heroes & Veterans



Eggtastic, Healing Heroes Pets in the Park, nightlife aplenty in Greer
MAR 27, 2015

Eggtastic, Healing Heroes Pets in the Park, nightlife aplenty in Greer

Eggtastic Easter Event

Greer Century Park

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Room of Honor at Ryan's showcases greater Greer's contributions to military
MAR 18, 2015

Preston Johnson, Commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 39, points to former prisoners of war who participated at the Veterans Memorial Park ceremony.

Step into the Room of Honor at Ryan’s Restaurant at 1501 W. Poinsett Street and sense the reverence, respect, pride and camaraderie.

Pictures of favorite sons of greater Greer communities tell the stories of military contributions and sacrifices in wars dating from World War I. Pictures of sons who followed their fathers in conflict on behalf of a grateful nation are aligned to reflect their relationships.

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Pets in the Park to benefit Healing Heroes project partnering dog with vet
MAR 16, 2015

Bill Brightman from Service Dogs for Veterans, Melissa Yetter from Service Dog Institute introduce Greer Leadership member Bethany Hembree to a service dog in training

Pets in the Park is scheduled Saturday, March 28 as a continuing fundraiser for the Healing Heroes project, to provide service dogs for veterans affected by Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Greer area.

Greer Leadership Class XXXV has undertaken the project with Bill Brightman, the Dog Trainers Workshop and the Service Dog Institute. The $15,000 goal to train one dog for a vet has reached the halfway mark.

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Greer-area sailor working on guided missile destroyer gauges
MAR 13, 2015

Damage Controlman 3rd Class James Johnson, from Spartanburg, checks gauges for the low pressure air compressor aboard USS Laboon on Wednesday in Gaeta, Italy.
Laboon, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.



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Sister Hazel to headline Greer Family Fest
MAR 10, 2015

The 31st Annual Pelham Medical Center Family Fest events and its main entertainment was announced at Greer City Park today. Left to right: Mark Owens (President/CEO Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce), Tony Painter (festival chairperson), Tony Kouskolekas, (President of Pelham Medical Center) and Jeff Howell (commission chairman at Greer Commission of Public Works).

Sister Hazel, an alternative rock band named for a local missionary who ran a homeless shelter, from Gainesville, Fla., will be the headline act at the 31st annual Greer Family Fest May 1-2.

New River Bluegrass, a Greer band that has reached the top of gospel music charts, and will perform at Dollywood during Memorial Day weekend, is also scheduled to perform.

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