Veterans Day

November 11

Veterans Day is a special day for honoring all who have served in the armed forces. The origins of the holiday date back to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, who proclaimed Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 to mark the end of World War I.

Explore the videos below: 

  • Generations of Heroes - Students document the living memories of heroes and civilians who have served.
  • S.C. Veterans in History - Project Discovery salutes our veterans and tells their stories. 
  • South Carolina's Greatest Generation - South Carolina's greatest gewneration perseverd through the GreatDepression, wona global war and rewrote the history of our state through their enterprise and zeal.
  • South Carolinians in WW II - Veterans from World War II reflect on their experiences and the events that occurred during their service. 
  • Thanks, Viet Nam Vets - S.C. Governor John C. West honored veterans of the Vietnam Warand Medal of Honor Winners in a special program held in 1973 at the Governor's Mansion. 
  • Tuskegee Airmen - In 1941, an all African American flying squadron was established in Tuskegee, Alabama, paving the way for full integration of African Americans into the US. Miitary. 
  • Vanishing Generation - A powerful visualization of the first-hand accounts of World War II by South Carolina veterans, through their personal remembrances.
  • Victory By Valor: Shaw Air Force Base - This documentary tells the story of Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C.
  • Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial - In celebration of its 100th anniversary, this documentary chronicles Fort Jackson's evolution from a camp to a permanent U.S. Army installation.
  • Vietnam: The Monument, The Memories - The South Carolina Vietnam Monument was dedicated at Memorial Park in Columbia, S.C. on November 8, 1986. This program provides coverage of the event.
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage


While the British tangled with Andrew Pickens in South Carolina’s upstate, Francis Marion’s patriots fought the British in the Pee Dee region. Marion was known as “The Swamp Fox” due to his effective...
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage


Thomas Sumter was determined to drive the British out from South Carolina. “The Fighting Gamecock” earned his moniker due to his tenacity in battle. A band of British assassins attempted to sneak into...