When the tide goes out in our Beaufort-area marshes, a thick gooey mud can be seen, and it sure can be smelled too. It's pluff mud, and, well, pluff mud is the smell of the Lowcountry.Some say it
Paying our respects on Veterans Day in Beaufort SC
Beaufort SC National Cemetery Avenue of Flags" width="898" height="567" />
Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.
The holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on November 11th because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.
However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.
It has a special meaning here in the Beaufort SC area because of our three military installations and also because of the large amount of military retirees who call Beaufort home. Our town has a parade. We also host a ceremony in our downtown Waterfront Park. Flags line the entrance to the sacred grounds of the Beaufort National Cemetery. Flags even hang from lighthouse at Hunting Island, to honor all of those who have served to protect our freedoms.
Beaufort truly loves its many veterans.
We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
One day out of the entire year just doesn't seem enough.
Beaufort SC Hunting Island Lighthouse" width="528" height="960" />
Lighthouse photo courtesy Lauri Jarman
Latest Blog Posts
Beaufort SC is beautiful. And if you needed more proof, just look to the folks at House Beautiful. They just named Beaufort one of the most beautiful small towns in America.On its list published
Relocating to Beaufort SC means you're one of us. A Beaufortonian. You've adopted the Lowcountry way of life. You've acclimated to the slower pace here, and to some of the customs. What about the