Students at River Springs Elementary School in Irmo celebrated Veterans in a unique way this year. The school tradition of hosting a special lunch to honor the service of family members changed because of COVID restrictions. This year the luncheon was replaced with a letter writing campaign. Students were askedContinue Reading

The culture and legacy of U.S. Marines By W. Thomas Smith Jr. AS WE NEAR THE 245TH BIRTHDAY OF MY MARINE CORPS, I was thinking about why annual November 10 birthday celebrations and simply being a Marine are so important to those of us who have worn the eagle, globe,Continue Reading

The Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2020 has been cancelled due to the pandemic. With the very limited number of persons allowed on the cemetery grounds at any one time, the ceremony has been canceled and will not be rescheduled for 2020. HOWEVER, the sponsorshipsContinue Reading

Columbia native and Richland Northeast High School graduate Tykena Lindsey is serving aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which is continuing to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region. Lindsey is an aviation boatswain’s mate (handling) airman and maintains the movement and preparation of aircraft on the ship. “I feel greatContinue Reading

By Brig. Gen. (Sheriff) Leon Lott [A version of this story was published Aug. 9, 2020, in the Post & Courier] This year, the S.C. State Guard is celebrating its 350th anniversary. As a legislatively mandated all-volunteer state defense force (SDF or state militia), we are easily one of theContinue Reading