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On Sunday, August 10, at 3 p.m. several hundred people will gather in the Upstate to celebrate the end of World War II.

The reasons to participate in this Spirit of ’45 event are threefold: (1) to honor living World War II Veterans and to remember those who are deceased, (2) to recognize the members of the Greatest Generation who worked together for victory in World War II, and (3) to tell the important story of that strong sense of national unity not seen before or after 1945.

Families should make it a priority to bring their young people to this event. Friends should make sure that living Veterans of World War II have transportation in order to attend. The Travelers Rest Spirit of ‘45 is the only one in South Carolina, but it is one of over 500 across the nation.

In its fourth year in Travelers Rest, Spirit of ’45 Upstate is the winner of a national award for state and local history. Governor Haley has proclaimed the 2nd Sunday in August as a day of celebration across the state, and the SC Legislature has enshrined an annual Spirit of ’45 Day into state law.

You can go: Reedy River Baptist Church is located at 871 N. U.S. 25 Bypass, Greenville, SC 29617. Exhibits begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 10.

Lamar McCarrell


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