WHEREAS, during World War II, the most destructive war in history, South Carolinians at home and abroad displayed great determination and heroic patriotism in facing one of the greatest human struggles of all time; and
WHEREAS, South Carolinians' legacy of valor and ingenuity in combat contributed greatly to American and Allied efforts in the battle to suppress totalitarianism and preserve democracy; and
WHEREAS at home, South Carolinians served their country and made sacrifices in many other ways, such as by generously contributing to creations such as the Santee Cooper public power system and the Croft Military Infantry Replacement Training Camp, as well as supporting numerous other military facilities located throughout South Carolina: and
WHEREAS the integral role played by South Carolinians during a pivotal period in history is a meaningful and relevant component of our State's heritage and identity and is important to the continuous growth and progress of South Carolina; and
WHEREAS with greater understanding and increased appreciation and respect for the sacrifices and courage of the men and women of the greatest generation that any society has ever produced, the educational experience of South Carolina's students would be meaningfully enhanced.
NOW, THEREFORE, I do hereby establish the Palmetto Greatest Generation Project Council ("Council") to deliver the lessons and visions of South Carolina's Greatest Generation to the classrooms of South Carolina. The Council shall consist of members who are military veterans, educational experts, clergy, and other individuals necessary to accomplish the Council's mission. The Council shall, but is not limited to:
This Order shall take effect immediately.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 6th DAY OF JUNE, 2002.
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