“My wife, Chris and a cousin, Fredrick Felder who owns the Orangeburg Pecan Company near the town square, went to the place where Felder’s cannon are so well displayed with a very readable historical overview of Felder’s exploits in the war. Fredrick Felder is also a direct descendant of Captain Felder. We were very moved when we placed the wreath on the cannon to mark this brave Switzer’s willingness to sacrifice everything for the freedom of all Americans, then and now. Mr. Mike Rast of the Orangeburg Department of Parks and Recreation came by and mentioned he tells a lot of people about the cannon and the bravery of the Captain. Chris had wanted to do this act of honoring Felder for the last few years, but we were always very busy trying to finish the movie. We were both very glad to finally have this time of acknowledging our hero in a more personal way.
We hope anyone reading this will find out who they may be related to who has fought for our freedom and honor them in any way they are able. It is good to mark this sacred holiday with all the joy and gratitude to our American warriors and for the blessings of a generous God.”
Clarence Felder, Folly Beach, July 3rd, 2009