WCCP Celebrates Military Appreciation Month

We are honored to celebrate Military Appreciation Month here at WCCP 105.5 The Roar. Here are some important days to remember this May:

Clemson Memorial Day Event: May 26th

The Clemson Corps will host a community-wide Memorial Day service honoring America’s military dead from all wars on Sunday, May 26 at Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor Memorial. This year’s ceremony, which will begin at 4 o’clock p. m., recognizes the seventy-fifth anniversary of World War II’s D-Day landings that led to the liberation of France.

The guest speaker will be retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Claude Cooper. Cooper, a 1967 graduate of Clemson University, served two tours with the Green Berets in Vietnam and also completed assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division and the 7th Special Forces Group. He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, Combat Medic Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Master Parachutist Badge. Upon retirement from the Army, Cooper served as director of administrative support services for Appalachian State University. Cooper is the author of two books, a memoir entitled Leavings: Honeycutt to Cooper Ridge, and Finding Strong, co-written with his daughter the late Leigh Cooper Wallace. Cooper and his wife Louise make their home in Clemson. Cooper’s remarks will center on Clemson University’s military heritage and the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The memorial service will feature the placing of a wreath, a twenty-one gun salute, and the playing of Taps.

Limited seating will be provided so participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be canceled.


The 6 National Observances during National Military Appreciation Month

Loyalty Day
Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
About: Loyalty Day kicks off our Nation’s month-long celebration of military appreciation.  It is a day set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States, and to reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)
Date: Sunday, May 5th – Saturday, May 11th, 2019. Celebrated the first full week in May.
About: A time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and ensure that our government is the best in the world.

Victory in Europe Day AKA V-E Day or VE Day
Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
About: May 8th, 1945 is the day when Germans throughout Europe unconditionally surrendered to the Allies. This day marked the end of World War II in Europe.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Date: Friday, May 10th, 2019. Traditionally set for the Friday before Mother’s Day.
About: A day to honor military spouses with appropriate ceremonies and activities.  Recognizes the important role our military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.

Armed Forces Day
Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Celebrated the third Saturday in May every year.
About: A single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.  This day honors everyone serving in the U.S. Military branches; Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy. There is also Armed Forces Week which typically leads up to Armed Forces Day, although it is not an official observance, many activities are planned nonetheless during the week.

Memorial Day
Date: Monday, May 27th, 2019. A Federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May.
About: A remembrance of our veterans.  Commemorates the men and women who died while in military service.

Read more: https://militarybenefits.info/national-military-appreciation-month/#ixzz5nB047pnF

Read more about Military Appreciation Month in the Upstate: https://livingupstatesc.com/getting-to-know-the-military-friendly-upstate-of-south-carolina/

Visit Greenville Veterans for Veterans Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Greenville-Veterans-for-Veterans-1421367148111073/

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