Parade of pride


By Kasie Strickland - kstrickland@civitasmedia.com



The Easley Fire Department hoisted a flag to honor the vets as the escort passed through Easley.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

People lined the streets up and down highway 123 to welcome combat veterans from the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and members of the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Greenville.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Police vehicles escorted the motorcade of flag waving Jeeps and bikes from the sports complex with various stopping points along the way as the route wound through Liberty, Norris, Central, Clemson and Seneca before making it up to Keowee several hours later.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

The annual event is designed to give the combat veterans a few days of rest and relaxation.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

“Our purpose is to give our community an opportunity to say thank you, and to show members of our military, and our veterans, that we are people who appreciate what they do on our behalf, day in and day out,” said a spokesperson for Honoring Their Service.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

“We can’t all be heroes,” author Mark Twain was famously quoted. “Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Residents in Keowee Key opened their hearts and homes to the vets for the annual event, as a way to say thank you to the men and women in service.


Nikolas Chapman | The Pickens Sentinel

EASLEY — People lined the streets up and down S.C. 123 to welcome combat veterans from the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and members of the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Greenville as they made their way from Easley, through the county, and up to Keowee Key for four days of rest and relaxation.

Residents in Keowee Key opened their hearts and homes to the vets for the annual event as a way to say thank you to the men and women in service.

“Our purpose is to give our community an opportunity to say thank you, and to show members of our military, and our veterans, that we are people who appreciate what they do on our behalf, day in and day out,” said a spokesperson for Honoring Their Service.

The getaway is hosted in partnership with the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital.

Before the escort began, hundreds gathered at J.B. “Red” Owens Recreation Complex in Easley for the chance to thank the veterans in person.

Police vehicles escorted the motorcade of flag waving Jeeps and motorcycles from the sports complex with various stopping points along the way as the route wound through Liberty, Norris, Central, Clemson and Seneca before making it up to Keowee several hours later.

“We can’t all be heroes,” author Mark Twain was famously quoted. “Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”

The Easley Fire Department hoisted a flag to honor the vets as the escort passed through Easley.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_003.jpgThe Easley Fire Department hoisted a flag to honor the vets as the escort passed through Easley. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

People lined the streets up and down highway 123 to welcome combat veterans from the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and members of the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Greenville.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_012.jpgPeople lined the streets up and down highway 123 to welcome combat veterans from the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and members of the Wounded Warrior Regiment in Greenville. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Police vehicles escorted the motorcade of flag waving Jeeps and bikes from the sports complex with various stopping points along the way as the route wound through Liberty, Norris, Central, Clemson and Seneca before making it up to Keowee several hours later.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_014.jpgPolice vehicles escorted the motorcade of flag waving Jeeps and bikes from the sports complex with various stopping points along the way as the route wound through Liberty, Norris, Central, Clemson and Seneca before making it up to Keowee several hours later. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

The annual event is designed to give the combat veterans a few days of rest and relaxation.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_027.jpgThe annual event is designed to give the combat veterans a few days of rest and relaxation. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

“Our purpose is to give our community an opportunity to say thank you, and to show members of our military, and our veterans, that we are people who appreciate what they do on our behalf, day in and day out,” said a spokesperson for Honoring Their Service.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_045.jpg“Our purpose is to give our community an opportunity to say thank you, and to show members of our military, and our veterans, that we are people who appreciate what they do on our behalf, day in and day out,” said a spokesperson for Honoring Their Service. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

“We can’t all be heroes,” author Mark Twain was famously quoted. “Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_051.jpg“We can’t all be heroes,” author Mark Twain was famously quoted. “Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.” Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Residents in Keowee Key opened their hearts and homes to the vets for the annual event, as a way to say thank you to the men and women in service.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_124.jpgResidents in Keowee Key opened their hearts and homes to the vets for the annual event, as a way to say thank you to the men and women in service. Nikolas Chapman | The Pickens Sentinel

By Kasie Strickland

kstrickland@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

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