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Hon. J. J. McSwain, of Gi
Annual M1emorial Day exercises, in
honor of the Confederate dead. wec e
held at tae Lau :ns cemetery Sunday
afternoon. a stirring appeal to pa
triolisim icng made by lion. J. J.
M' CS'wailn. of Greelvillez. The exercises
were priesidecd over by A. C. Todd, E'sq..
and ,, mi-sical prouram Closing with
"Near r MNy God to The.'' was re:'n
de by the .seiool ehildan assisted
by~ ,..el e't choir from tli- vario'is
lhurch .e l Of the city llidelr tle lead
eriihip of .\Mr. \has. 11. Wicks. The in
an d111(1 len--diction were pro
onlinCed l'y H.y. C. 'i. Squlirts and Ill..
l ol ll:oll of vet erane was read byv
Mir. ''odd. Followin: the clo:e of thi
(Neises the chl-dr.-ii placed flowers
upon the graves of the Confederacte
soldiers as well as those of the few
U'nion soli(rs whoe r'st there
The Tlos. 1). Lake P ost, American
Legion. acted as a guar :'d of honor for
the occasion and marched to the (mn
etery from the court house behind the
children of the graded school.
Mr. lcSwain held the close attei
tiol of his hearers in an address in
whi ch he paid a tlowing tribuite to tho
Veterans of all the wars in which this
country has; particl; ted. \With tile
North and South agaiclosel]y ,olt te
together h. sut gg(ted that th -
nual M.temorial Day in honcor of tihe
Confedrt'ate (esoldierb'l. w turned into a
'enier'al ieilorial day in holor of thl.
soldilels 'of 1ll th11# wars f roim 1 ":"
Revoluttion to Oh i.e reentt \World \\nr
with (er nn and e r lli11. ii..
.:( : folloes:
r snin'IS .\ddre-:.
Now . M eo iii ii .-e :n its
ina-. Ie: 11 widcn its .4ejee anid
di e ne.ee its dev oe e until 11. iihall b.
Unn au min'atl11111 l 1.vival or. parc ;.1.
lofyv p ti'irtism. 01n 1t:: day le. il
r,(-( onise: CraC1 le te Lur'ie' te t eee'' hi-''
ideals of ic a nle fre eoi for wh:i
the Contiieital Ariniles followeel Onei
foughit A ith the e gre-:it Wa-shin Itn.
Let us recall how defeat could not di
may thenm, Io\% discour:igeinelt coul
not detoralize thincIi. and how by, l:
tience and Il(i.e.e they fila'l
achieved for theice-elves and for u. i1: 1
for oulr te' ;Ioe 'rlty. inepe denhIle ce tih t'
inad. an opptniyl to leeet undierel'
liost idea! con ditreltionecs a _,0ve'lilte i
revMling upon tile oelnltl of lie pi.>
nide, (l(con eived in .justice alld dedica - I
to tle c inci l . 11:0 -! . 11. al Ic a lr e n o
aled .ina" This day shouli rel lin I
I Is of th *e h it e sinl Cl' tho se solde ,
ancd :-: l who fou1' ht i, I'"12 1(,
.il; i 'e ''cnd w'ar oef i' e'liele r
with ~ ~ OM tT. ninh/- fonr, n ix d
fore'v r (-:e ' ce lat"-- '!)lolr' I. lli l n i( )
ofl t I' (1; 1 - l a e a i(ei! ,l i te() w l I
senld I h r wmio :: ein - Its
1'' ril 1 11
ti! r1 1 I
Li ee ee. \ r need him i ii t i e his d
vo'eld (C cr ''- in ann , o l oe -- (e
A pr , ' '- .e;7 Ci.eund' r ~ th e led aple '
trcue C; 1 e' tid le oft Appoleeittl ':.
weil tne3 on~te'of the' fine.i aend mOe,.1
knuighetly e'xamph-ees oef t rule olier~i'y anld
aefforth;; in~t tl eet of ' ltan the .sworde.
G( e ral 9 Gr:: lt e' Itcnded it bek~ aned di
le(!t'd I ,e tole sheath ic t andc ti he- I;.
and1 thenl X c:eded i' hand0 acid bye
1l'e. le A tn ilen ;<'~'A e' ople ecdinvite th.
ebri:'i bIle andi ml11ran~t towa'. ds 'e; he
def9eated ; -ope' of thte SouithI.
W\( e ipa:: er'. in tlime''. forteiv'intg
s r Ihe' darkl day1 ta tI Iur seet Icci
sucffecred in the years scceeding. thle
ing hand was~ passing over' hce i.co'ri
of both sc'(tionsc until toe ti~np e':'me
wvhen the surlv-lvors of both u'rmek
cotild meet on the fields oCf Chilca
mauiga, Vicksburg and (Gett ysburm,
eenville, Delivers Patriotic
and join In fraternal greetings, con
fessing all eilanlce to a commotn conn1
try. confessing devotion to the same
ideals, ald inspired by the heritage of
a coimon glory. And today all ov'.r
the nation in loving niiemnory of their
brave and k niglitly deeds, their clil
drean. and their grandchildren, tender
Ily p i:e wreatlis of flowe'r s upon the
of the dea' and upon the brows
of th. living.
--*nelr the o<l, and underi the dl.,
.\waieing the iuilgtint day;
Ileov and te %;rS for the Blu',
T.i-r aund love fot tlt (G.ray."
On this day we pay triblute to I'
ct1in r iof lhtin' ls of the Norlth, an,'I
the Soi S (If t Soutih, \.io ralliel -i
the ,tke ldati dal, in 1 , "for lagt
le'y teld lobson anl \'ietor Illu1
plro'ved that it- blood of the SotI
runs tr e." ll t -spacially (loest hi,
dlay have a n14w Inianling. The (echors
of the World \\'art have Scarce dMoll
away., 'le eiarti is still fresh over the
hetei s o' ',e briahit and be-ave
Alierivan boys who respoidedl to th
eation's call, !o!"d over t' he
and gave battle to the proutlest. Ia
the liaughttiest and to the iost dei.ant,
and most barbarous foe that has as
sem ibled inl m1odern tiines. Our nation
sought in vain to remain neiutral; the
:lood of our' people is ininiglel fro1
all the nationalities that were at war
on luropean soil in I117. At fitst
we thought their liftferees were ht
(-l. and that tey coulel no;, antid
shouli nol. Con(cteIn its. lt as the.
<-onlCtelst continuell, tl issues heecane
mlorve ltearly define~d. Our pecople perI
fe*iV l that the ('ont test was betweent
the oveinments seeking to serve th
haie t welfare of Il irl piopel oi th.,
one und onl thl otier han. --
1 leie nts dIe'Voc eo a sillfsh andeA
ien-art!.-ss enll~ea 'e '-i of ',we ia'''
trrhory by iilitar v forc'e. .\s th i -
.i ttt:hu Ih< canC en - lefinel. our 104eope
I -allzold that thelao. o:, (i .1! zation
inll r l i IIh - au e of vivilization
in A nwerica: tiat lie cau se- of in(Ieino) -
Ir I i -:r waos' tiw' CatsI' ofI
I i 1o t1 C'' it Americn. lit ;
ftilt't her tee l izi-il thul fI ' (;e' -eiil'' ;a
-r, sionl an-l power s'hrni! oer-4
the fre' eCAles of -'ranc :tt1 I-:n'
ln l, th t theV inomentum thuII g u.11 I
tn lit he' sutlli'ient to c't' hli o . ter
(ati it le'i'-noidence' ale to Coenitel t.h
paymtent of coutles: tribuit. to te
Inaniy breenutttse of het' tee;. O1r t4:>
.'l0 wer'. Stifr-ed to the quickb h II
Co'etn'tut11ttteous r'eI'atks of ItII Geri-'
laisCr, that we w lee lt a tIion o!
tradts anel that we witl t stop
tnaking dollars. and that we wontl
n!,t ( edaneti r o11 C for*tIles bey'Iy wat' ior
-l. ci oiit bloo i n war. \\'hei lIIer -
fore. that inost tingn;: iiificent v xpoe n:
ofi IninC t '.o , Ine lI I I,
N:a tio , the fItely 'ho.-ei connandttr
ill cief,14- of ourt at'inly and o : t y
toll itm Cnttrt'ss that we'C ll no
io: -r teiin li a sellf-rtesiC ''Itin pro
'lt, end eellbl nom loner t Ih.- trtue tie euir
\h Cb nh-I it hht 'veni.. ,
St I I I-( I r f ur it el:ow r tii
I a Ifel I I te i I'
\ tel C I
opCC el 'iiahoto c r :
r mind its that t two C trom -
inen oif t his city '''a' elt'
* i rlI' i toent ry ue - fo:e e le'
C \ e'e i ar' ;le lltet-lar' tten t..?e
. - ' ly no-iliaintedt wit hi 'CToii laake,
niow hefo'w loyal ande fait hful h' ine.
erd neow his fcfntr ades hiave' pes'ervedf'
his: mtemttory byl niating the l.ost l'oset
oif th ' .'\mrer'ic'an 1*2o C In htt i. hotnr.
On)c this solC'mnt daty weC reen~'li his vir'
tltC'I, wei griC've for his 10.'s and we'
'unnC fthet rii':I It-nert iiono ita
T the r ~ie' "rethi S~i:; tt rei :
atd et'. otial andfendly(f h uptrittof
aCtiud--v( afr' iGs rrwt minge fithe
wiim I have 'itI inh(e f ' :h'ir tent e thWe
Wterna" tapiigtm tound. andt aretnran
and laerone a knowled of the~ smny
of wvhlch I was c'ortor'al. T1hereafter
he- slept in a bunk next to mine. and
he treated me with the consideration
and deference due xo an elder brother,
and I lovd him as affectionately as if
he were my younger brither. Often
he opened pl) his heart to me and told
me of the loved ones at homc In Lati
rens. Although a graduate of Cem
.son Colle:ge and I was utterly with
out any military experience or knowl
edge, and therefore my conduct of the
squad was often irregular, yet. he was
as loyal as a true soldier ought to be:
he was obedient to authority as a brave
man always is, and he was as faithful
to duty as he was devoted to his fam
ily and friends. lie chose the aviation
branch of the service, the most peril
ois adi( untried mode of warfare, be
I iev ini g that he could l here be of
groa ter service, and hoin.g that by
oura anad daring he imight hel
stah() ou the eyes of 0the imiudent anii
de 1iant l1n, and hitherto victoriioi4
eimy. Wh\ n he went u) in iid-ai,
it went i, for ine and for you, for
those iflrecious children and for their
(hildre' (hildren'. While in action
far above the ealr1h. a sho(t from -n
C!lm my ian'V set Gaare Garet''.
: katv on fir', and inl the hoper o? sav
iniv hinelf ulntil the plan.e migh;:
Ie'o d., iP is repored that ie imiost
Tiave libl out far on the end (f
th' wing and have held in a desperate!
cffoirt to r'ach earth in safety. It is
rep'orted that his hands were charred
by fie., showing that lie had clungt
with desperalion, figltinig not only for
his country, buit lighting for life, in
order that e i might conic back to his
loved city of Laurens to see Ilis
friends, who are mainy, and his pre
cious mother, his sister and brother.
Iut fite was against him; 'the flanies
iashed too fast and furious an( lit.
gri:> was hrok.-n and his body dropped:
in ob4edie-'nce to tie law of gravity and
his liif. crushed out.
Hlow appropriate are tile woirds:
"O'! what a fall was that. my coun
trymen." W trust that on tIis
Memior'al Day, and for future geliena
tIoions, ih - names of Toii Lake and of
('!aude (Garri i and ali the other brave
Amrican biovs of 1.1aut ren s County who
8vi1 th r young i rl U their e.h
lry's cals, iav i ('alled in lovilIi
:11n1! lend -r remieimbranlaice.
Oni this and on succe(Aeding days let
. irmii mblr ihat 0.1110 Ame'rican
..ashave ee saddeneod by thllo s
iaction of 50.00 s len id ata ding
lba oy. They gave their liv es For
ihi a -i' ril of lbe (f W drty, iustio antl
d1mo.1 r:Iy. so I.%o mllin ouun. mi'I
" !Iyl S11 . w re with the! a.and ha
,)I. it r ' tit mak t heiii f i, Sam t
f wriliC , two m%. oi lion (t .) werJ
'fo shiow the i d moion to) thel connl'n -I
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