HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) - United States Senator Tim Scott celebrated Veterans Day in the Lowcountry on Wednesday.
Scott visited Hardeeville on Wednesday for the city's Veterans Day ceremony. The senator, along with city and county leaders, used the ceremony to honor veterans on this special day and to highlight Hardeeville's own heroes.
More than half a dozen of the city's police and firefighters are veterans. Scott said veterans are the backbone to society, and they need to be better taken care of.
"Almost 400,000 veterans call South Carolina their home," said Scott. "That's one of the reasons why I try to champion the best we can the issues around veteran services, because I see firsthand the sacrifice, and now the suffering that our veterans go through in the aftermath of their service."
Scott said he plans on fighting for more legislation to aid veterans in South Carolina.