Stand Up For America Day

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!  

Please see below for details
  • Stand Up For America Day General Info
    (Vendors & Sponsorship)
    Port Wentworth City Hall
    912.964.4379 - Office 

  • Stand Up For America Day Parade
    Tiffany Lancaster
    Port Wentworth Leisure Services Department
    912.966.7428 - Office  

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