Sen. Graham helps Florence celebrate Veterans Day

Source: Ken Baker
Source: Ken Baker

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – US Senator Lindsey Graham was in Florence Monday for a Veterans Day Ceremony.

At 11 a.m., Graham visited the Florence Veterans Park at 601 Wood Jones Boulevard for the Florence Annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Organizers recognized 36 honorable Pee Dee area veterans as their names were added to the Wall of Honor. Remarks by Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela and US Senator Lindsey Graham preceded the keynote message from MG Robert E. Livingston, The Adjutant General of South Carolina.

"We have to remember what has made this nation so great, and I think our veterans do that so well," said MG Robert E. Livingston.

That was the message delivered to the throng of people who came out to show their support for veterans here at home.

Vietnam Veteran Riley Propps was in the crowd.

"My name is number 22 on the wall, when it first started," Riley Propps.

Propps went on to say he's a part of the platoon that liberated Holland during the Second World War.

"All of the men and women join because they want to not because they have to," said Senator Lindsey Graham.

Senator Lindsey Graham was among several speakers that remembered the area's veterans.

People like Riley Propps and Jana Thomas say to see so many come out and support veterans is truly remarkable.

"They stand behind the flag and they protect you they'll help you out, a lot of soldiers have big hearts, and they just want to help people," Jana Thomas.

In total 36 names were added to the wall of honor today.

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