Memorial Day Service
American Legion Post 193 and the Town of Chapin hosted their annual memorial day ceremony last Monday at Town Hall.
People of all ages and backgrounds came together, including US Rep. Joe Wilson, State Sen. Ronnie Cromer, SC House Rep. Nathan Ballentine, and many more to honor the fallen heroes who've laid down their lives to protect the nation. The service included a speech from Mayor Al Koon, a rendition of TAPS, and the Chapin NJROTC raising then dipping the flags to half mast in honor of our fallen heroes.
The keynote address was given by Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Whitten. Lieutenant Colonel Whitten currently serves as the professor of Military Science at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Prior to her current assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Whitten was stationed in a number of places worldwide. Lieutenant Colonel Whitten is the sister of Captain Daniel Whitten who was killed in action in Afghanistan on his third deployment in four years.
The Town of Chapin would like to extend a special thanks to Gold Star families, local Scouts, members of Chapin American Legion Post 193 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 193, Chapin High School students, local business who donated time and supplies, our Veterans, and to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to America.