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U.S. Rep. Tim Scott and S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell have joined the ranks of the many politicians who have taken the "Ice Bucket Challenge" to help raise money and awareness for ALS, according to a story posted on The State's website.
The problems at the VA nationally or Dorn and Johnson VA here in South Carolina are by no means solved, but the VA is moving in the right direction. I will continue to press for answers, accountability and access for the veterans who have worn our nation’s uniform, because they deserve nothing less.
The brave men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform deserve our honor and our kept promises. South Carolina’s 400,000 veterans rely on the services provided by the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston and the 11 community-based outpatient facilities across the state.
"The ultimate goal of the resolution was to hopefully heighten awareness of the opportunities to create the workforce of the future, today," Scott, a Republican, said this week.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott’s yearly tradition of honoring veterans from a different American war continued Aug. 2 at the First Baptist Church in Columbia, where more than 2,500 people attended a ceremony to recognize those who served in Vietnam.
Scott said Republicans should also spend more time focusing on the poor and middle-class and improving access to education, which is at the heart of what he calls an “Opportunity Agenda” he is promoting in South Carolina and in speeches across the country.
Even on a feel-good day full of praise and military pomp and circumstance, the raw emotions of the Vietnam War and the cultural chaos that troops encountered back home flooded back for veterans honored at the First Baptist Church on Saturday.
Hundreds packed the First Baptist Church in Columbia Saturday for two big reasons: One, to let these vets know the sacrifices they've made won't be forgotten. And two, to lend support in the battles they're still fighting.
A ceremony this weekend honors veterans of a war who may not have received the gratitude of their country for their service.
The congressional sickle cell caucus is recruiting well-known sickle cell patients as national spokesmen and spokeswomen for a campaign to raise awareness about the disease. Rice is a member of the bipartisan group and Scott, R-S.C., is its co-chairman.