Photographs by Clayton Lee Photography
The United States was embroiled in a controversial war in Vietnam in the '60s and '70s. This controversy unfortunately manifested itself in civil unrest, divisiveness, and anti-American protests in cities and on college campuses across the country.
The most poignant and damaging of these acts was the poor treatment of returning soldiers. Those unpatriotic acts and atrocities committed against the American soldier prompted former Mayor P.B. Edwards Jr., a decorated veteran of World War II who was permanently wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, with the cooperation of the Port Wentworth Missionary Alliance Church, to establish this day to recognize America and particularly the American soldier -- hence was born "Stand Up for America Day" in 1971.
Port Wentworth's annual Stand up for America Day is celebrated every year on the last Saturday in April to honor America's service men and women, past and present. So join us for this homegrown celebration of our American heritage as we salute our soldiers and veterans for their contributions to our nation!
Stand Up For America Day General Info
(Vendors & Sponsorship)
Port Wentworth City Hall
912.964.4379 - Office
Stand Up For America Day Parade
Port Wentworth Leisure Services Department
912.966.7428 - Office
7224 GA Highway 21
Port Wentworth, Georgia 31407
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Department Phone Numbers
Development Services - (912) 999-2084
Leisure Services - (912) 966-7428
Police - (912) 964-4360
Public Works - (912) 966-7427
Fire - (912) 966-7425
Senior Citizens Center - (912) 964-5411
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