Fairfield honors nine of its own

WINNSBORO – It was a cold, bright sunny morning. Big band music from the 1940’s wafted across the lawn as guests gathered and took their seats in a half circle in front of the World War II memorial on the Green of the Mt. Zion Institute The ceremony began with the posting of the colors, […]

Veterans event set for Sunday

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Historical Society and Museum will host a Veterans Day celebration for the community at the Langford-Nord House on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, starting at 4 p.m. The will include guest speaker Jennifer Miller from Counseling Plus. Miller has served in the military and will share her story and services for Veterans. […]

Historical society honors living WWII vets

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – In Fairfield County, just nine people who served in the U.S. military during World War II are still living. The younger ones are in their mid-90s; the oldest, over 100. This Veterans’ Day, the community is holding an event to honor them while they still can. Just as is occurring across the […]

Flags to mark veterans’ graves

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – This year ahead of Veterans’ Day, volunteers are placing nearly 1,500 flags on veterans’ graves around Fairfield County, said Suzanne Johnson, a regular volunteer for the county’s museum, genealogy society, and historical society. Johnson, who is coordinating the effort, says it mirrors what is done at national cemeteries in the U.S. (including […]

Adopt a cemetery for Veteran’s Day

WINNSBORO – In honor of the upcoming Veterans’ Day on November 11, the Fairfield County Genealogy Society and the Fairfield County Museum plan to place flags on the graves of veterans at Fairfield County cemeteries. “To do this, we will need many volunteers,” Pelham Lyles, Director of the Museum, said. “We’re looking for merchants, organizations, […]

Blythewood war hero recounts combat

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood resident James Lecher, a former Army Ranger and an American hero, was guest speaker at the Blythewood Historical society’s Veteran’s Day program Sunday afternoon. Now retired from the Army, Lecher recounted to guests at the program his experience in Mogadishu, Somalia with Task Force Ranger that was made famous by the book […]

Gethsemane Veterans

BLAIR – Gethsemane Baptist Church celebrated Veteran’s Day with a special recognition of all the veterans during morning worship on Sunday, Nov. 12. From left: Clifton Hendrix, John Peoples,  Lawrence Coleman, Sandra Pearson (in memory of her husband Lester Pearson), Rev. Eric Bell (Gethsemane Baptist Church Pastor) Arthur Willingham, James Jackson, Franklin Goodwin, Associate Pastor […]

Veterans Day Parade & Festivities

1942 WWII Ford Jeep –

Air Force veteran H. B. (Hud) McLean, Jr., who served in the Berlin Crisis, lines his jeep up with two  of Bob Redfern’s vintage WWII army vehicles in preparation for the Veterans Day program held on Saturday at the Blythewood Historical Society’s Langford-Nord House on McNulty Road. See more Veterans Day photos on page 4.

County Honors Veterans During Annual Salute

Lt. Col. John C. Chapman, USAF (Ret.) delivers the keynote address during the Nov. 9 ceremony.