Southern Wesleyan plans dedication for new flag plaza

CENTRAL — This Veterans Day, Southern Wesleyan University is inviting the public to come and be part of a patriotic ceremony to dedicate its new flag plaza.

The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. at the plaza, located on the corner of Clayton and Wesleyan drives on the university’s campus in Central. Ample parking will be available.

Featured guests will include local and regional elected and appointed officials. The university leadership will be represented, as will be SWU alumni and businesses and individuals whose support has made the plaza a reality.

Southern Wesleyan will celebrate veterans and those who currently serve in all branches of the Armed Forces. Music will be provided by the 282nd U.S. Army Band from Fort Jackson, and the University Singers will perform patriotic selections. The Presentation of Colors will be performed by the D.W. Daniel High School Color Guard, and the 263rd S.C. National Guard Old Timers will escort the American Flag to the venue. Area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend; those present may lead in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

For details, contact Lisa McWherter, vice president for advancement, at (864) 644-5013 or email