In this week's issue: May 17, 2018
‘Look at their abilities,
not their disabilities’
Special Olympics celebrates 50 years at Fort Jackson
As the sun began to set outside the Solomon Center May 11, Tyler Chambers lit the Flame of Hope, bringing an end to the torch’s 130-mile journey around the state and kicking off this year’s Special Olympics games at Fort Jackson. This year not only marked the 50th anniversary of South Carolina’s Special Olympics games, but also the 50th anniversary of Fort Jackson’s role as host for the annual event. And, while the torch might have begun it’s trip to Fort Jackson a day before this year’s ceremonies, the hundreds of athletes taking part have been working year-round for their days in the spotlight.
Governor proclaims May
Military Spouse Appreciation Month
Representatives from the South Carolina military community and their spouses gathered at the State House in Columbia, South Carolina May 15, to hear South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster read a proclamation recognizing May as Military Spouse Appreciation Month in Palmetto State.
Victory Belles highlight spouse appreciation day
Military spouses on Fort Jackson were “rewarded” for their help in keeping the Army ready May 11 with a special serenade from a troupe singing World War II-era music.