Sen. Scott to honor Vietnam veterans Aug. 2 in Columbia

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On Aug. 2, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will host a special ceremony in Columbia to honor South Carolina’s Vietnam War era veterans for their service to our country.

During the ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton St., Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. James Everett Livingston, retired from U.S. Marine Corps, will deliver the keynote address. Military bands from around South Carolina will perform and military artifacts and memorabilia from the era will be on display.

Sen. Scott will also give each veteran a special senatorial certificate of appreciation and a pin.

All interested veterans and guests should register by July 28, either by visiting http://scott.senate.gov/veterans or by calling 1 (844) 820-0146, toll free.

Sen. Scott has hosted honor ceremonies for South Carolina’s veterans since being elected to federal office. In 2012, World War II veterans were honored, and last year ceremonies were held honoring our Korean War era veterans.

Our veterans’ sacrifices, as well as those made by their families, will never be forgotten, and we hope to see everyone in Columbia on Aug. 2.

Seth Blanton

Veteran liaison

Upstate Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott