LAMAR. S.C. _ The words of Leon Windham echoed over the P.A. system at Lamar’s Parnell Park as hundreds gathered in thankfulness and gratitude Monday afternoon for the unveiling of the town’s new Veterans Memorial.
“Lamar is America at its best,” said a beaming Windham, co-chairman of the Lamar Veterans Memorial Committee, in winding up his welcoming remarks before introducing guest speaker Brig. Gen. Roy V. McCarty, commander of 59th Troop Command, one of the largest subordinate commands in the South Carolina Army National Guard.