As the Lowcountry celebrated Independence Day over the weekend, the town of Mt. Pleasant honored those who fought for freedom with a new memorial.
More than 500 people attended a new war memorial dedication underneath the Mt. Pleasant side of the Ravenel Bridge at the Memorial Waterfront Park on the Cooper River. The two-hour ceremony near Patriot’s Point, which holds World War II vessels, included two Medal of Honor recipient speakers, and highlighted the unveiling of a sculpture near the walls with the names of 74 men from Mt. Pleasant who died in battle.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports a C-17 flew overhead to get the show under way, with the shooting of a cannon and rifle ending the show. The $14 million park includes a 1,200-foot pier and a playground. Former Mayor Harry Hallman, who resigned while battling Alzheimer’s disease, was present and was pleased with the town’s new park.
*Photo from Town of Mt. Pleasant