Korean War veterans will be recognized by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott on July 27 as part of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the armistice that led to the Korean cease-fire.
The event will be similar to the gathering Scott assembled earlier for veterans of World War II.
Two recognitions are planned, one for the Lowcountry at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, and the other covering the Upstate at the University of South Carolina campus in Spartanburg.
Each veteran will receive a special congressional certificate of appreciation as well as a pin. Estimates place between 40,000 to 70,000 Korean War veterans currently living in South Carolina.
All interested veterans should register with Scott’s office by calling his Greenville (864) 233-5366, or North Charleston 727-4525 offices, to ensure that they will receive a certificate and be recognized.
The schedule for July 27:
9 a.m., University of South Carolina-Upstate Readiness Center, 800 University Way, Spartanburg.
4 p.m., Charleston Area Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston.