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Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina

1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Phone: (843) 883-3123
Description: Decades of growing political tension around the issue of slavery between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.
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Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, South Carolina

222 Broad St
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 432-9841
Description: Historic Camden is excited to announce that we have recently assumed ownership of 476 acres of the Battlefield of Camden. The Battlefield is hallowed ground for the hundreds of men who died in this significant battle that took place August 16, 1780
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Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina

2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: (864) 936-7921
Description: Kings Mountain National Military Park is a National Military Park near Blacksburg, South Carolina, along the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The park commemorates the Battle of Kings Mountain, a pivotal and significant victory by American Patriots over American Loyalists during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
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POW / MIA Recognition Day

When : Third Friday of September

POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also seeks the return of the remains of fallen soldiers.

The first official commemoration of POW/MIAs was July 18, 1979. It was the result of resolutions passed in Congress. The first national ceremony was held on this date. Over the next several years, it was held in varying dates of the year. Finally, in 1986, The National League of Families proposed the third Friday in September as a day to recognize and remember POW/MIAs. This date was selected, as it is not associated with any wars. Each year, the president of the United States issues a proclamation on this day.

Did you know? Federal law requires the POW/MIA flag to be flown on the following days:

Armed Forces Day, May 16

Memorial Day, May 25

Flag Day, June 14

Independence Day, July 4

POW/MIA Day, 3rd Friday of September

Veterans Day, Nov. 11


Source: http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/September/powmiarecognitionday.htm




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