Veterans

 

C.T. Lowndes & Company is proud to be a veteran owned business that works to support veterans within the community. A number of our current employees are veterans, and many others have close family members that have served or continue to serve our country.

Below are some of the great organizations and events that we work with that help support veterans in our Lowcountry community.

Fisher House Charleston

Studies have shown that having family close by and involved in the recovery process is a huge benefit to patients battling illness or injury. This involvement has a direct effect on the length of time that a patient spends in the hospital and the occurrences of readmission.

Due to Charleston’s focus on tourism, temporary lodging for families of patients battling illness or injury can often be difficult or even impossible to afford. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center serves more than 4,500 veteran inpatients annually. The Fisher House is committed to providing temporary accommodations to veterans and their families while the veteran is receiving medical attention at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run

On April 29, 2007, 1st Lt. Travis Manion, his fellow Marines, and Iraqi Army counterparts were ambushed while searching a suspected insurgent house in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. Leading the counterattack against the enemy forces, Travis was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper while aiding and drawing fire away from his wounded teammates.

The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) exists to carry on the legacy of character, service and leadership embodied by Travis and all those who have served and continue to serve our nation.

The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and the wars since: veteran, first responder, civilian and military.

2019 Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Kiawah Island

Since its founding in 1775, Marines of every age, rank, active, retired, and years of service, gather each year to celebrate the Marines Birthday. For the first time in years, this event was held on Kiawah Island. The evening’s activities included all the traditional elements of a Marine Corps Birthday celebration including a formal presentation of the colors by a Marine detail, video of the Commandant of the Marine Corps Official Birthday Message, ceremonial sword cutting of the cake, and other Marine customs.