The Horry County Museum will feature a film Uncommon Courage, a locally produced documentary about American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne on D-Day. The film is free and open to the public, and will be presented at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 16th in the auditorium at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC.
The featured documentary tells the remarkable story of the little known battle of Graignes – described as the “Alamo of D-Day”. When the D-Day invasion of France began on June 6, 1944, approximately 180 American paratroopers were accidentally dropped far from their drop zone, and landed outside the small village of Graignes in Normandy, right in the path of a major German counterattack. Assisted by French villagers, the American paratroopers at Graignes made a courageous stand against a force of German S.S. troops that was ten time their size. “It’s one of the most dramatic stories of D-Day, and yet, hardly anyone has ever heard of it” said author and historian Rod Gragg, who is the producer of the documentary. “What happened at Graignes is an extraordinary example of common people who displayed uncommon courage: both the American paratroopers and the civilians of Normandy who helped them. As this documentary reveals, the story of the Battle of Graignes is more than just military history, it’s also a very moving and inspiring human story.” Uncommon Courage was shot at historic sites in Normandy, France and its on-camera commentary includes eyewitness accounts by a French survivor of the battle and by WWII veteran Bob Hirsch of Myrtle Beach.
The film is sponsored as a public service by Goldfinch Funeral Services, Coastal Carolina University, Joseph Sanders Dentistry of Conway and HTC. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email email@example.com.
To view a full list of programs, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.
Our Keynote Speaker is a businessman investor, stockbroker, international motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist: Christopher Gardner will preside as our keynote speaker. Most people are familiar with Mr. Gardner’s story through actor Will Smith’s portrayal of him in the movie: “The Pursuit of Happiness”.
Hearing Christopher Gardner’s life story of overcoming the setback of homelessness to become a lucrative businessman will benefit all fortunate enough to hear and meet him. The annual Igniting Innovation Gala is a premier fundraiser affair and a major social event. The Future Entrepreneur Foundation is committed to a vision of fostering an environment where today’s youth can be tomorrow business, civic, and community leaders.
Our foundation supports entrepreneurship education and believe it is an important tool to help every child explore and develop his or her academic, leadership, and life skills. We support the innovative vision of youth and provide financial rewards for start-up micro-businesses and mentorship through the Future Entrepreneurs Foundation. The Gala includes elegant dinning, black-tie optional, and live entertainment.
An exhibition of approximately 200 nativity sets from around the world will be held in the fellowship hall of Maple Baptist Church December 2 from 2-8, December 3 from 11-5 and December 4 from 12:30-4. This amazing display of local, national, international, and handmade nativities ranges from miniatures in nutshells to large wall hangings and from designer china to paper nativities made by little children. There will be a living nativity and a silent auction, and food items will be available for purchase. Free admission; donations welcome. Begin the Christmas season by viewing the numerous interpretations of the birth of