Posted by Nancy Riedel on May 09, 2019
Past President Tim Ridge, filling in for President Steve Stauffer, called the meeting to order.
Kevin Courtney offer the prayer and led the pledge
 
Announcements:
Membership - it is the second posting for proposed new members Angie Stone and Laurette Doscher
 
Ivan Bennett provided an update on the selection of scholarship recipient.  The committee interview ten excellent students.  This year it was extended to private schools as well as the public schools.  The ultimate winner that was chosen is Amanda Dickerson who will be going to USC Columbia.  She will be attending the meeting next week so come meet our scholarship winner.
 
Social - Thursday May 16, 5 to 7 pm tasting at Rollers.  Cost is $5 per person to cover some of the expenses. (John Farrenkopf in charge)
June 12 is the trip to the Savannah Bananas. The bus leaves at 5pm from the High School, game at 7pm  Cost is $20 which includes the transportation and ticket. (for more information contact Josh)
 
Founders night is scheduled for Saturday June 29 at the Sonesta Resort.  More details will be coming. (Ben Shelton heads this up)
 
Service - Corey Malphrus passed a sign up sheet around for May 18 High School campus clean up before graduation
 
Sergeant at Arms Alicia Powell welcomed guests and visiting Rotarians and collected Happy $$.
Visiting Rotarians - Suzi Oliver, Ken Nykiel   Guests: Angie Stone, Laurette Doscher, Angel del Valle, Eric
 
Speaker: 
The speaker was Harold Murray, Director of Honor and Remember
photo credits Barry Davis
Honor and Remember is a 501 (c)(3) that has the misson of: "To publicly honor and remember every American fallen Service member and recognize the enduring sacrifice of every family. He explained the components of the Honor and Remember flag which provides a visible display of support for the families who have lost members as a result of service in the military."
 
That is Suzi Oliver assisting Harold with the display of the flag. Service people are also honored and remembered by the Run for the Fallen which is a cross country run as well as one that is held by individual state.  A mile is run, and at a mile marker names of fallen are proclaimed.  The runners are often joined by members of the fallen's families - an itinerary and schedule of the mile markers and names being provided to the family. In 2018 Harold learned that the Run for the Fallen would be coming through South Carolina on the way to Arlington. On July 18 He met them at the Georgia/South Carolina border and traveled with them through the State.  He also participated with them into North Carolina. After this he decided to start a Honor and Remember chapter here in South Carolina.  He told the story of George Lutz, founder, who had lost his son in service. It is common that loved one's don't want their loss to be in vain and not forgotten.  The flag is a symbol to those families that lets them know that we stand by them and will not forget.  Twenty six states have adopted it.  It was adopted by South Carolina in 2012 as the official flag honoring those who gave their lives in military service.  The flag is for everyone to fly to show their support for Gold Star Families. It honors ALL those who lost their lives, including those who returned suffering from PTSD and lost their lives as a result of that.  There will be a Run for the Fallen November 1 to 3 in South Carolina.  There will be 300 plus names that will be called out during this event of 150 miles.  
For more information visit honorandremember.org