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    South Carolina is rich in Memorial Day tradition that all veterans can celebrate

    Every year, America honors our fallen soldiers by commemorating their time in war and showing respect for those who fought for our country.

    Every year several groups decorate the graves at M.J. Cooper Veterans Cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers
    Every year several groups decorate the graves at M.J. Cooper Veterans Cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers

    But, as Abe Hardesty from the Independent Mail tells us, there are more traditions than some of us realize.

    Retired. U.S. Army Master Sgt. helps decorate the graves of local fallen soldiers.  He is a member of one of four groups that decorate the many graves at the M.J. Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson.

    The day of remembrance has roots in Anderson and all of South Carolina going back several years.  According to the article, “The Pew Research…points to the South as the nation’s geographic military leader. Those who live in the South (64 percent) are more likely than those living in the Northeast (56 percent) or the West (57 percent) to say they have immediate family ties to the military.”

    The Powell Group recognizes every one of our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day as well as the people who make their final resting place a home.  You may visit this and all surrounding areas here.  Our team members wish you and yours a happy and safe Memorial Day.

    (Picture used from M.J. Cooper Veterans Cemetery website)

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