Bamberg County Shines With Appreciation for Military Veterans

Bamberg County was one of many in South Carolina to honor military veterans by participating in Operation Green Light this year. The Bamberg County Courthouse Annex and Isaiah Odom Building Gazebo were lit green, and local businesses and residents were asked to display green lights in their windows and entrances to honor veterans.

"Operation Green Light for Veterans is an easy way to county officials as well as Bamberg County businesses and residents to show their appreciation for our veterans," said County Councilwoman Sharon Hammond.

In addition to participating in Operation Green Light for Veterans, Bamberg County also celebrated the grand opening of its Veterans Park during a collaborative Veterans Day celebration with the City of Bamberg that featured keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, adjutant general of South Carolina. 

Bamberg County Council also adopted a resolution in honor of military veterans. The Bamberg County Veterans Resolution recognizes the “courage, valor, and sacrifices of the 1,300 men and women from our community who have served in the United States Armed Forces and have defended our nation’s freedom with honor and distinction, both during times of war and times of peace.” 

"The Bamberg County Veterans Resolution is just one way we have honored and will continue to honor the 1,300 local heroes, which represents 10 percent of the entire Bamberg County population. While we can never fully articulate our appreciation, we will always strive to do so," said County Administrator Joey Preston.