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  • Patriot Day and Scout Surge 911

    Over 300 scouts, scouters, military and family members took part in the Patriot Day commemorative program at Patriots Point this past Saturday. The ceremony started with a striking of the […]

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  • Patriot Day, September 11, 2010

    Saturday morning at 8 a.m. gates open for visitors to walk aboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point for our Patriot Day commemorative program. Our color guard will consist of […]

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  • Henry and John Laurens

    South Carolinian Henry Laurens and his son John Laurens both played pivotal roles in the American Revolution.  Both father and son’s life histories  were influenced by events at Yorktown, Virginia. […]

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  • 03 September 1783 – Independence Day?

    Lots of Americans know the significance of 01 September (Germany invaded Poland) and 02 September (VJ Day), but rare is the individual who knows the significance of 03 September. In […]

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  • A Hero's Hero: Part II

    Here is the rest of Colonel Murray’s story…read here if you missed the first part… He knew that this bridge like the first would be mined. Lt. Murray considered using […]

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  • A Hero's Hero! Part I

    Everyone has a hero, someone you admire and wish to become. Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle wrote, “Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man […]

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  • Medal of Honor Society Convention in Charleston, 29 September – 03 October!

    The South Carolina State Guard Foundation and The Citadel are hosting the 2010 Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Convention in Charleston, South Carolina. This will be a celebration honoring the […]

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  • Volunteer Profile on Dr. Art Schmitt – Helicopter pilot extraordinaire!

    One beautiful summer day a 15-year-old boy and future Eagle Scout looked up into the New Jersey sky and saw a Marine F4U Corsair fly over in a low pass, […]

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  • What is a knot? Part II

    The use of the term knot goes back to the day of sailing ships. Sailors would toss over a “Dutch log” which had a line attached with knots tied into […]

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  • What is a knot? Part I

    Coming back up the ladders from the 3rd deck (2 decks below the hangar deck, naval architecture is a topic for another post) a short while ago, I met two […]

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