Sumter Today: A new park honors Sumter’s relationship with the military

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It has been 75 years since Sumter became home to Shaw Air Force Base, and local officials honored the service of their neighbors and the U.S. military by opening a new park dedicated to our veterans.

A ribbon cutting was held at Sumter Veterans Park off U.S. 378 next to Shaw, and the park is a public space to put Sumter’s slogan of Uncommon Patriotism into action.

We stopped by the ceremony to learn more about the park, which was set into motion back in 2014.