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Wednesday
Sep122018

War of 1812 Hero to be Added to County Museum Hall of Fame

A hero from the War of 1812 is the latest inductee in the Anderson County Museum's Hall of Fame.

Col. John Martin will be honored during an Oct. 16 ceremony, set to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the museum.

“This year’s ceremony will also feature the previous 35 Hall of Fame inductees as we celebrate 15 years of the Hall of Fame,” said Anderson Country Museum Director Beverly Childs. “The ceremony and reception is free and open to the public. We hope many past recipient’s families will attend.”

Martin was chosen from the 20 applications for the honor by the Anderson County Museum Advisory Hall of Fame Committee. Nominees must be deceased at least 10 years before they are eligible to be nominated. Martin was nominated by committee member Dr. Julia Barnes.

“Anderson County gave a significant contribution to South Carolina’s effort in the war of 1812," said Barns. "Unfortunately in 2018, our county’s participation is nearly forgotten. Colonel John Martin was a continuation of the tradition of Anderson County citizens making a significant personal sacrifice to preserve and protect our freedom.”

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