Updates inline below.
As you've heard, today Joe Frazier was awarded the highest civilian honor awarded by the our governor, the Order of the Palmetto.
I'll spare you on rehashing the coverage of why the Beaufort native and former World Heavyweight boxing champion of the award got it (if you want that, read it here.)
The event went much as you would expect with a host of names (Mark Sanford, Larry Holmes and so on) in attendance and a crowd of about 100.
The photos below probably do a good job of describing it -- I saw The Island Packet in attendance, so if you prefer a standard write-up check back here in the morning and I'll connect you with a link.
Update September 28: As expected The Island Packet has posted a less-photo and more text oriented write-up; read it here if you're into that sort of thing.
WSAV also has a nice video report.
And don't forget that if you want to meet the champ head to City
Java & News in downtown for a "Joe with Joe"
session from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28. Smokin' Joe will
available for photos and autographs.
Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling speaks.
Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes
S.C. Governor Mark Sanford speaks
Joe Frazier speaks
Frazier accepts the award.
The camera crowd.