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Veterans Day

The City of North Charleston will host its annual Veterans Day tribute on Friday, November 11, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, featuring Major General Marcia Anderson (ret).  We ask veterans and the public to join Mayor Keith Summey and City Council in this special ceremony.  Each year, over 500 veterans in attendance are honored.

All veterans in attendance will be recognized and will receive a custom designed commemorative coin.

The Department of Defense and the Veterans Day National Committee once again selected North Charleston as a Regional Site for Veterans Day 2022.  North Charleston is the only site in the State of South Carolina and has received this designation for 12 consecutive years.

2022 Keynote Speaker

Major General Marcia Anderson (Ret)

Major General (Retired) Marcia Anderson had a military career that included many “firsts” until she retired in 2016 after 36 years of service.

In 2010, General Anderson became the first African American Brigadier General to serve as the Deputy Commanding General of the Army’s Human Resources Command, which supports over 1 million Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and retired Soldiers.  She served in that capacity until her selection, nomination, and United States Senate confirmation as the first African American female Major General in the Army, Army Reserve or Active Army, and her subsequent assignment as the Deputy Chief, Army Reserve in 2011.  In that role she served for three years at the Pentagon and had oversight for an $8 Billion budget and over 220,000 Soldiers and Civilians.  She retired in 2016.

General Anderson has a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University, a law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.  She has several military awards to include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, as well as the Parachutists Badge. She was recently inducted in the 2021 Army Hall of Fame.

From past Veterans Day events