Circles of History
When you visit the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, be sure to look outside the entrance. There’s a lot of history there that you might not have known about!
Driving south from The Caravelle Resort, make a right off of King’s Hwy. onto 38th Ave., then a left on Oak St. Just a couple of miles south, you’ll see the huge Convention Center on the right hand side. When you make a right into the Convention Center parking lot from the Oak St. entrance, look to your immediate left and you’ll notice two Circles of History. This is a nickname I gave to the beautiful historic monuments that are set directly in the middle of two circular walkways on the huge front lawn. Both memorials are surrounded by beautiful flowers and a red brick walking path.
The monument closest to Oak St. is a Disabled American Veterans Memorial. It stands tall with a pointed top and recognizes those service members everywhere. In all capital letters, it reads:
“Gratefully dedicated to the lasting memory of all the men and women who have honorably served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America in the time of war.”
Take the short walking path to the next tribute that’s set up in the same circular fashion, only this time there’s a big black bell on top of the centered monument. This memorial is also different in that it boasts various flags. The monument, also surrounded by pretty red flowers, reads:
“On July 3, 1976 in our nation’s bicentennial year, the people of this State remembered it’s signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States by inducting them into the South Carolina Hall of Fame. We will forever cherish the contributions they made to our freedom, and we honor their memory for the glory they brought to South Carolina.”
The other sides of the monument are engraved with the names of the signers of the Constitution who were from SC, along with the SC Seal. You won’t wanna leave Myrtle Beach without taking this memory of South Carolina history home with you. Don’t forget your cameras!
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