VETERANS DAY CEREMONY HELD ON COURTHOUSE LAWN
On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour of 1918, the guns of World War I fell silent. The 11th of November was called Armistice Day for many decades in commemoration of those who fought and died in the first world war but was renamed Veterans Day in the 1950's after World War II and the Korean War. A large crowd gathered on the courthouse lawn Wednesday for the 12th annual Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony included the Greenville High School chorus singing the national anthem, the placing of new bricks in the county veterans memorial, and Boy Scout Troop 57 reciting the pledge of allegiance. It also featured guest speaker Master Sgt. Christopher Travis of the United State Air Force, and Dr. Boyd E. McCracken reading the traditional poem, "We Served." The ceremony ended with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps.
MONTHLY DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Greenville Regional Hospital hosts a monthly diabetes support group the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The free meeting is in the Emerald Pointe apartment complex and is open to diabetics, their families, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about diabetes. The next meeting will be Monday, December 7.