Military Observances

Find out the different military observances and the differences between each day.

Armed Forces Day. Observed the third Saturday in May, this day is for all who currently serve and all who have served, both active and former, in the reserves, National Guard or on active duty, including the Coast Guard.  It replaced separate days that honored various branches of the military (Army, Air Force and Navy).

Veterans Day. Celebrated annually on November 11, this day of observance is for all living and deceased who have served in the military.

Memorial Day. Celebrated annually on the last Monday in May, this day of observance is for all who died while serving

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Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!
Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!

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The first fort on Sullivan's Island, constructed of palmetto logs and sand, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker of the Royal Navy and nine British men-of-war attacked it on June 28...
3D VR - Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!
3D VR - Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!

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The first fort on Sullivan's Island, constructed of palmetto logs and sand, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker of the Royal Navy and nine British men-of-war attacked it on June 28...
Fort Moultrie Photo Gallery | Let's Go!
Fort Moultrie Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

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This supplementary photo gallery for Fort Moultrie includes the following images: Painting of the Battle of Sullivan's Island Main entrance into Fort Moultrie Fort Moultrie Sally-Port Principal...
We Have A Story To Tell, Part 6 | Carolina Stories
We Have A Story To Tell, Part 6 | Carolina Stories

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Today, the SC National Guard is a global force in the fight for worldwide peace and security. In partnership with other countries, its engagement and impact continue to be felt well beyond the borders...
We Have A Story To Tell, Part 5 | Carolina Stories
We Have A Story To Tell, Part 5 | Carolina Stories

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We Have A Story To Tell, Part 3 | Carolina Stories
We Have A Story To Tell, Part 3 | Carolina Stories

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General John Dozier retired as South Carolina’s Adjutant General in 1959, and was replaced by Major General Frank D. Pinckney. Pinckney led the SC National Guard through the tumultuous 1960’s, an era...