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South Carolina recognized for efforts supporting war on terror

This camel on the Statehouse grounds represented the Middle East, an area where so many of our men and women are fighting. This camel on the Statehouse grounds represented the Middle East, an area where so many of our men and women are fighting.
Care packages assembled by the girls from Girls State. Care packages assembled by the girls from Girls State.
(Columbia) July 6, 2005 - The Statehouse grounds were the scene of a patriotic gathering a short time ago. State agencies were recognized for their efforts in supporting the war on terror, and those from this state who are fighting in it.

The America Supports You campaign is a national program that was launched by the Department of Defense . It's goal is to recognize citizens' support for our military men and women and communicate that support to members of our armed forces at home and serving abroad.

On Wednesday, representatives from more than 30 state agencies gathered outside the Statehouse. America Supports You recognized these groups for the support they've shown for troops, particularly those from South Carolina working overseas. On hand were members of the state national guard to extend their appreciation.

Care packages were assembled by the girls from Girls State. They contain personal items, stamps, paper for writing letters home, games and many more items to remind service personnel that the folks back in the states are thinking of them.

The camel on hand represented the Middle East, an area where so many of our men and women are fighting.

Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom, "It's very, very important that we not only show our support for the benefit of the military personnel, but for the benefit of their families. We want everyone to know that South Carolina supports the military. South Carolina supports what the country is doing."

Posted 12:05pm by Bryce Mursch

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