Memorial Day event scheduled in Six Mile

SIX MILE — The Town of Six Mile will hold a Memorial Day Celebration at the Six Mile Town Hall on Monday, May 27 beginning at 10 a.m. to honor the four Medal of Honor recipients from Pickens County. The medal is the highest military award in our nation and Pickens County has more Medal of Honor recipients per capita than any other county in the United States.

All four recipients were awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. All four men gave their lives carrying out amazing acts of bravery. Furman Smith of Six Mile and William McWhorter of Liberty served during World War II:, Charles Barker of Six Mile served during the Korean War and Donnie Howe of Six Mile served during the Vietnam War.

During the ceremony relatives of the recipients will be recognized and a wreath in remembrance will be placed at the Memorial Marker at Town Hall.

Major General Robert E. Livingston, Adjutant General of the State of South Carolina, a veteran of Afghanistan, will be the guest speaker. The Daniel High School band will perform, the Daniel High R.O.T.C. will present the colors and Boy Scout Troop No. 133 will be part of the ceremony.

Light refreshments will be served following the service.

The event is free and open to the public. Six Mile Town Hall is located at 106 S. Main Street in Six Mile. In case of inclement weather the event will be held indoors at Six Mile Baptist Church.

For additional information call Six Mile Town Hall at 868-2653.