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Friday
May 29, 2015
1. Delusionary Thinking in Washington
Strategically, in the Cold War years, Washington's power brokers assumed that there would always be two superpowers perpetually battling for world dominance. In the wake of the utterly unexpected Soviet collapse, American strategists began to envision a world of just one, of a "sole superpower" (aka Rome on the Potomac). In line with this new outlook, the administration of George H.W. Bush soon adopted a long-range plan intended to preserve that status indefinitely. Known as the Defense Planning Guidance for Fiscal Years 1994-99, it declared: "Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union." H.W.'s son, then the governor of Texas, articulated a similar vision of a globally encompassing Pax Americana when campaigning for president in 1999. If elected, he told military cadets at The Citadel in Charleston, his top goal would be "to take advantage of a tremendous opportunity - given few nations in history - to extend the current peace into the far realm of the future. A chance to project America's peaceful influence not just across the world, but across the years."
Published in: HuffingtonPost.com
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Friday
May 29, 2015
2. Col. Colin P. Tuley takes command of 82nd Airborne's 1st Brigade Combat Team
With multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq behind him, Col. Colin P. Tuley will now aim to prepare the soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division for anything. Tuley took command of the brigade Thursday at Pike Field, accepting control from Col. Trevor J. Bredenkamp, who had led the brigade for 30 months. And he pledged that, if needed, the 1st Brigade would be ready to answer the nation's call. Tuley was most recently a student in the U.S. Army War College's Fellowship Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A graduate of The Citadel in South Carolina, he has served with the 75 Ranger Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division and 25th Infantry Division, but had never served on Fort Bragg.
Published in: Fayetteville Observer
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Friday
May 29, 2015
3a. School news and student kudos
The Citadel's Chapter of The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi celebrated its 36th anniversary in 2015 by inducting 79 new members, including including six accomplished faculty, staff and distinguished alumnus, and 73 cadets and students. Zachariah Ritsema of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Billie Blalock of Charleston, South Carolina Matthew Coleman of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Cody Cramer of Daniel Island, South Carolina Matthew Gill of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Brendan Jones of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Eric Kimchi of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Melissa Mills of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina Jessica Ovbiagele of Daniel Island, South Carolina Chapter President Carl Betterton noted that an invitation to Phi Kappa Phi is not easily earned. "Membership is open to scholars having outstanding academic achievement and who maintain integrity and high ethical standards. Only the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students are eligible," Betterton said. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.
Published in: Moultrie News
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Friday
May 29, 2015
3b. Education Briefs - Week of 5/28
Cadet Jeremy Miller, of Huntersville, was honored with the role of Second Battalion H Company First Sergeant at The Citadel at Charleston, S.C. He'll receive a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
Published in: The Herald Weekly
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Friday
May 29, 2015
4. HighEdWeb Regional Preview: Alabama - June 29 & 30
"I believe this is the first HighEdWeb Alabama!" exclaimed Rachel Carden, Web Communications Specialist at The University of Alabama and lead organizer of the 2015 HighEdWeb Alabama Regional Conference. HighEdWeb Alabama will be hosted at The University of Alabama in Russell Hall on June 29th and 30th, 2015. Registration is open online for $75, which includes a full day and a half of presentations, Monday lunch, an incredible keynote speaker, and more! Although it's taking place in Alabama, the conference represents a wide spread of regional institutions including: The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina
Published in: HighEdWeb.com
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Friday
May 29, 2015
5a. The Citadel represented at NCAA East Regionals
Capers Williamson and Clay Allen, members of The Citadel track and field team, are competing in the javelin event at the NCAA East Regionals this weekend held at North Florida's Hodges Stadium. The javelin event will take place at 12 p.m. on Friday and fans can follow all the action via live stats with 48 competitors vying for a spot in the NCAA Finals. The Bulldog pair, the lone representatives from the Southern Conference in the event, are allotted three attempts to make the top 12 in order to appear in the NCAA Finals held in Eugene, Ore., on June 10-13.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Friday
May 29, 2015
5b. Reeves named third-team Louisville Slugger All-American
Citadel senior pitcher James Reeves has been named to the Louisville Slugger All-American third-team for his work on the mound over the 2015 season, Collegiate Baseball announced Thursday. Reeves becomes the ninth Bulldog since the turn of the century to garner a spot on the Louisville Slugger All-American team and first since Joe Jackson (2013). Among the others on the list include Philip Hartig, Randy Corn, Richard Jones, Asher Wojciechowski, Brian Wiley, Rodney Hancock and Chip Cannon.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Friday
May 29, 2015
5c. Driesell leaves the Citadel for San Jose State
After spending the past five seasons as head coach of the men's basketball program at The Citadel, Springbrook High graduate Chuck Driesell will get a new beginning at San Jose State. Driesell, a former Springbrook basketball standout, parted ways with The Citadel in March after the school opted not to renew his contract. The former Silver Spring resident will join Spartans' head coach Dave Wojcik's staff as an assistant for the upcoming season. "Chuck brings an unrivaled level of coaching experience to our program," said Wojcik. "He has been very successful as both an assistant and head coach at every level. Chuck is a relentless recruiter, possesses a tremendous basketball IQ, and has a great presence on the court. Our players and coaches all look forward to learning from Coach Driesell on a daily basis."
Published in: The Sentinel
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Friday
May 29, 2015
5d. Swauger newest manager for JC Cards
Last year at this time, Chris Swauger was still on the field, but the writing was already on the wall. In his seventh season as a minor-league player, Swauger was batting .200 for the Springfield Cardinals, a Double-A affiliate in the St. Louis organization, when he found himself at a crossroads. "If you're an intelligent, informed player, you can kind of see what's going on in the organization, how things stack up," Swauger said. "I tried to at least be self-aware. There were some guys ahead of me and some guys behind me that can do things that I just can't do." But the levity Swauger brings to the game is balanced by the discipline he picked up during his four years at The Citadel. He credits his four years in military school for helping him gain structure and develop into a strong leader.
Published in: Johnson City Press
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Friday
May 29, 2015
5e. SwampDogs win 1st game of season over Forest City
To Fayetteville SwampDogs first baseman Austin Upshaw, the Dogs' two-game losing streak to start the season seemed like an eternity. "We've been looking for this first win for awhile," Upshaw said. "We plan to have a successful season, and it starts with one." The SwampDogs (1-2) found that win in a 3-2 victory over Forest City (0-2) at J.P. Riddle Stadium on Thursday. The Dogs squandered an early lead before taking control on a pair of hits and a costly Owls' error in the eighth inning. The game started as a pitching duel between Dogs' righty Ryan Stamler and Owls' southpaw Bruce Zimmerman, who battled through five scoreless innings. Stamler, who was redshirted at the Citadel last season, struck out six, walked two and gave up a pair of hits in 5 2/3 innings before yielding to Nolan Mullen in the top of the sixth.
Published in: Fayetteville Observer
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Friday
May 29, 2015
5f. Carmel edges Avon for boys track regional title
This was just one of eight boys track and field regionals around Indiana, but it was nationally and even internationally relevant. Carmel advanced eight individual qualifiers and all three relays to the June 5 state meet at Bloomington. The Greyhounds started with a regional record in the 3,200-meter relay and subsequently won the 400 relay. Elsewhere, Plainfield's Andrew Snoke won a 100/200 double in 10.86 and 22.19. The Citadel-bound senior said he injured his hamstring in the first outdoor meet and only resumed racing this month.
Published in: Indy Star
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
1. The last hurrah: graduating cadets to help lead The Citadel and Charleston to the world stage
On a hot, humid, August day in 2011, David Cunningham of Ridgewood, New Jersey, and Brittaney Maples of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, reported to The Citadel to begin their freshman year of college. Both were attracted to the iconic South Carolina military college because of the band's reputation and the unique style of education offered. What they discovered in Band Company, one of the college's 21 cadet military units, was an esprit de corps and an opportunity to take their talent to new horizons. "Regimental Band is different than any other company in the Corps," said Maples, who plays the flute and the piccolo. "We are a team from day one. Even though we are knobs when we come in as freshmen, the minute that we sit down in the chairs, we are teammates with upper classmen. That's just the way it is. It's totally different-the camaraderie. The relationships that we build with each other across the entire company-it's something special that is indescribable to anybody. It's something that definitely keeps us going through all four years here, and it's something I'm very thankful for because it's an experience unlike any other."
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
2. Members of The Citadel Class of 2015 named to Who's Who list
Over 85 cadets, veterans, and active duty students have been chosen by Citadel faculty members as the college's Class of 2015 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. Nominations are based on strength of character, academic achievement, military achievement, leadership, campus activities and participation and excellence in athletics at the varsity, intramural or club sport level.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
3. Old Citadel organ to be dedicated during Piccolo Spoleo
After lying silent for decades in moldy chambers high above the floor of The Citadel's historic Summerall Chapel, the college's Reuter pipe organ is slowly coming back to life. The first of several phases is complete, funded by gifts to the college through The Citadel Foundation. The organ will be dedicated at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, as part of Piccolo Spoleto's L'Organo Recital Series during a special evening performance by organist Stephen Distad and trumpeter Justin Langham, both of Houston, Texas. They will perform as Deux Voix, which means "Two Voices."
Published in: The Times and Democrat
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
4. IOP councilman urges area support of plastic bag ban
It's been smooth sailing for the proposed ban on plastic bags at Isle of Palms retail checkout counters but one councilman who voted for the measure Tuesday said it needs wider support to be effective. "Will it make an impact? It's hard to say. It needs to go beyond Isle of Palms," Council member Ryan Buckhannon said Wednesday. The IOP Council voted 8-0 on Tuesday in favor of the ban which will likely be up for a final vote on June 23. If it passes then, IOP would be first in the state to outlaw single-use plastic bags at retail checkout counters. Gregory said single-use plastic bags easily disintegrate and pose a threat to marine life. A recent study by The Citadel estimated more than 7 tons of plastics sit by the water or under tidal water around Charleston Harbor at any given time. The study, "Plastic to Microplastic: Decomposition of Three Common Plastic Polymers in a Salt Marsh Habitat," found the load is breaking down within four to eight weeks to microplastics that are absorbed by aquatic food like shrimp, and can kill them.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
5a. Santorum announces presidential bid
Rick Santorum announces new presidential bid and new focus on middle class. Santorum is going to go from here to Iowa this week, spend some time there. Then he's going to move on to South Carolina. Both of his sons go to The Citadel in the Charleston area. He's expected to spend a lot of time in the south.
Broadcast on: CNN - The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
5b. Santorum Hopes To Catch Lightning In A Bottle A Second Time
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is praying for political lightning to strike twice. Even after pulling an upset win in the Iowa caucuses four years ago and going on to survive the longest against eventual nominee Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential hopeful is again the underdog in a much more crowded 2016 field. Santorum announced his second bid for president Wednesday near his boyhood home in Butler County, Pa., and he is nowhere near the silver-medal finish he pulled off in 2012. But that's not stopping him from preaching his brand of "blue-collar conservatism," with an emphasis on workers and manufacturing, while also reiterating his foreign-policy experience - and hoping the unthinkable can happen again. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is pictured speaking during the Republican Society Patriot Dinner at The Citadel Military College in Charleston, S.C., in February.
Broadcast on: National Public Radio
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
6. Satterfield hired as assistant athletic director for media relations
The Citadel has hired Derek Satterfield as the Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, the athletic department announced on Wednesday. Satterfield will serve as the primary contact for the Bulldog's football and baseball programs alongside of leading and improving the vision of The Citadel's communications department. "We are pleased to add a person with the depth and breadth of experiences that Derek brings to The Citadel," Director of Athletics Jim Senter said. "His working knowledge of media relations at the highest level will serve our department and college well. This position is very important and his professionalism, energy and passion for college athletics will help our athletic department rise to the next level."
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
7. BOE asks county for more personnel
The Lee County Board of Education asked the Lee County Board of Commissioners to fund an increase in teacher pay and additional personnel to help the system's highest and lowest achievers. To highlight the necessity of programs like Advancement Via Individual Determination, which aims to challenge students to take harder courses and prepare them for college and other post-secondary opportunities, Lee County Schools Superintendent Andy Bryan invited Alexis Fox and Addi Gonzalez to speak to the commissioners during a joint budget workshop this week. "I feel like if it wasn't for AVID, I wouldn't have the bright future ahead of me that I do now," Gonzalez, a senior at Southern Lee High School, said during the meeting Tuesday evening. "Every student has to have that one teacher (that believes in them), and that AVID teacher is kind of like a second mom." Gonzalez, whose parents didn't attend college, received an academic scholarship of about $250,000 to attend Davidson College. Fox said she owes much of her success to AVID as well. Fox will attend The Citadel in South Carolina this fall.
Published in: The Sanford Herald
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
8. Military Salutes: Twin-Boro News, May 28
Army Maj. Kenneth M. Reed, husband of Vicki L. Reed of Bergenfield, has graduated from the Command and General Staff Officers Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The college is the Army's senior tactical school. Reed is the son of Kenneth M. Reed Sr. of Pittsgrove, and son-in-law of Barbara and David Tunis of Bergenfield. A 2000 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Vineland, he earned a bachelor's degree in 2004 from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Published in: NorthJersey.com
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Thursday
May 28, 2015
9. Former Clemson head coach Bill Foster dies
Bill Foster, 79, who guided Clemson to the Elite Eight of the 1980 NCAA Tournament in the school's first NCAA invitation, passed away on Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte, N.C. after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. The native of Hemingway, S.C. is the only coach to serve as the head coach of three current Atlantic Coast Conference institutions (Clemson, Miami and Virginia Tech) and is one of the few coaches in NCAA history to have multiple 20-win seasons at four different schools. After five seasons at Shorter, he took a post as assistant coach at The Citadel in 1967 and remained with the Charleston, S.C. based military school for two seasons. Following his tenure at The Citadel, Foster took on the challenge of bringing the UNC Charlotte program to the Division I level. In just five years under Foster's guidance, Charlotte (the school's name today) had an 87-39 record, including a 46-7 record over the last two seasons. He also held the post of Director of Athletics for his final two years.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV
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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
1. The last hurrah: graduating cadets to help lead The Citadel and Charleston to the world stage
On a hot, humid, August day in 2011, David Cunningham of Ridgewood, New Jersey, and Brittaney Maples of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, reported to The Citadel to begin their freshman year of college. Both were attracted to the iconic South Carolina military college because of the band's reputation and the unique style of education offered. What they discovered in Band Company, one of the college's 21 cadet military units, was an esprit de corps and an opportunity to take their talent to new horizons. "Regimental Band is different than any other company in the Corps," said Maples, who plays the flute and the piccolo. "We are a team from day one. Even though we are knobs when we come in as freshmen, the minute that we sit down in the chairs, we are teammates with upper classmen. That's just the way it is. It's totally different-the camaraderie. The relationships that we build with each other across the entire company-it's something special that is indescribable to anybody. It's something that definitely keeps us going through all four years here, and it's something I'm very thankful for because it's an experience unlike any other."
Published in: The Digitel
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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
2. Solemn day as Chester remembers fallen soldiers in too many wars
A young boy handed out free, tiny American flags, a little girl thanked an aging Navy veteran for his service to the country and a bagpiper led the parade with a rendition of the Marines Hymn. All in all, it was about as Americana as it could get as a few hundred people turned out for the annual Memorial Day parade, speeches and music. Fred Weippert, vice commander of American Legion Post 342, said he was proud to have a grandson who recently graduated from the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., and was now in the Air force. "We stand in the midst of patriots," Weippert said. "God bless you. God bless our troops and God bless America."
Published in: Observer-Tribune
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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
3. Markets, Not Janet Yellen, Should Set Interest Rates
Financial markets in the United States and around the world are all waiting with "bated breath" for when the Federal Reserve modifies its "easy money" policy and starts to raise interest rates. No one, however, asks a simple question: Why is the American central bank in the interest rate setting business? In May 20th, the minutes were released of the April 2015 meeting of the Open Market Committee (OMC) of the Federal Reserve. The Open Market Committee decides when and by how much America's central bank should intervene into the financial markets to influence the amount of money and credit in the banking system and, therefore, over time, in the U.S. economy as a whole.
Published in: EpicTimes.com
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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
4. Fashionable fellas: Men show stylish sides to benefit Family Crisis Council
On the evening of May 16, a sea of seersucker spread across an emerald green lawn on Confederate Avenue. The occasion was High Cotton, a men's fashion show, with local men modeling selections from their own closets. Hosts were Seamus and Tracy Donaldson. District Court Judge James Randolph, one of nearly two dozen good men who were good sports for good cause, had a simple explanation. "When you graduate from law school, they give you a diploma and a seersucker suit, and off you go," Randolph said. "The rest is up to you." At 99, Ralph Wagoner brought down the house - er, the big white tent - when he took the stage, escorted by Bradshaw. The World War II veteran graduated from the Citadel in 1936, is the retired vice president of Wagoner Construction, and, according to emcee Justin Dionne, "still likes to charm the ladies!" The whistles and applause from the crowd surely bore that out. Wagoner was an early supporter of the organization and remains a silent angel today, Bradshaw noted.
Published in: Salisbury Post
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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
5. College baseball continues for area standouts; final statistics for the season
Jonathan Kelley, RHP, VMI, Ashley The eighth-seeded The Citadel Bulldogs scored eight runs over their final three at-bats to overcome a three-run deficit and went on to defeat the fourth-seeded VMI Keydets, 10-5, in game 11 of the 2015 SoCon Baseball Championship in Charleston, South Carolina. The loss ended the season for VMI (21-30), a season that included the Keydets' first postseason victory since 2010. Kelley made three starts and 18 appearances this spring. He logged 24.1 innings and finished the year with a 9.99 earned run average.
Published in: PortCityDaily.com
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Wednesday
May 27, 2015
6. In the FCS Huddle: Best games by FCS conference
If you have ever noticed discussions of the "Game of the Year" come along multiple times during a college football season, then you know a thing or two about hype. We think we know all the big games way before they happen, but they don't always pan out. Upstarts emerge. Favorites disappoint. What happens in weeks 1 or 2 can alter that anticipated "Game of the Year" in Week 8 or at season's end. Basically, many great games take place. Rivalry: VMI at The Citadel (Nov. 7). The Citadel has won the last eight meetings of the "The Military Classic of the South," but the atmosphere surrounding the game is still top-notch.
Published in: MyNews4.com
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Tuesday
May 26, 2015
1a. The Citadel spirit lives on, all in the Memorial Day family
They are on the minds of our Charleston family this Memorial Day and in my mind on all days. But to help the younger ones understand, the complete story of our family's heroes, as known from many old newspaper and military articles, is now written in one place for them to keep and to pass on. When my father, Gen. Davis, first entered the army prior to World War II, he was a young officer and fortunate to be a member of the honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
May 26, 2015
1b. The Citadel spirit lives on, all in the Memorial Day family
They are on the minds of our Charleston family this Memorial Day and in my mind on all days. But to help the younger ones understand, the complete story of our family’s heroes, as known from many old newspaper and military articles, is now written in one place for them to keep and to pass on. When my father, Gen. Davis, first entered the army prior to World War II, he was a young officer and fortunate to be a member of the honor guard at Arlington National Cemetary. In the darkness he would ride his horse to inspect the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - on guard 24 hours a day, riding past the thousands of head stones and heroes buried there from America's past wars. The only noise was the sound of the horse's hooves. As Gen. Davis rode through the yard, he sensed the spiritual presence of all those great heroes buried there, relying on him to watch over the cemetery.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Tuesday
May 26, 2015
1c. Celebrate Memorial Day 2015
Just as Labor Day brings an end to the summer, Memorial Day kicks off the season for vacations, spending time with family and picnics. Although it started after the Civil War to honor Union and Confederate soldiers who had died, Memorial Day was extended by the 20th century to include all American soldiers and observed as a federal holiday the last Monday in May. This spot, turned into a park, sits adjacent to the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and cadets can be seen jogging there any day of the week. The story was noted in an article written by David W. Blight, author of several books concerning the Civil War and a teacher of American history at Yale University. It is a traditional observance on Memorial Day for the flag of the United States to be raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains until noon and is raised for the remainder of the day.
Published in: Bluffton Today
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