Many gather at State House for Military Department Recognition Day

Many gather at State House for Military Department Recognition Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Members of the South Carolina Military Department gathered at the State House for Military Department Recognition Day on Wednesday.

The event featured vehicle displays, equipment demonstrations and interactive informational booths.

During the ceremony, Gov. Henry McMaster, Jesse Jackson and Maj. Gen. Van McCarty gave speeches.

“We’re here today to really tell the members of the General Assembly ‘thank you’ for what they do to support us,” McCarty’s said.

“We’re here to allow them to get to know us a little better. And to the public that may be here on the State House grounds today (it’s) an opportunity to see and get a chance to talk with some of the members of our Army and International Guard.”

Several awards were handed out during the ceremony, as well.

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