press release:
USIM’s Dennis Holt to Receive State of South Carolina’s Prestigious Awards


The Order of the Palmetto and The Order of the Silver Crescent are the State’s Highest Civilian and Service Awards

NEW YORK, NY, September 13, 2021: USIM, the fastest-growing independent media agency, announced today that Dennis Holt, Founder/Chairman of USIM, will receive The Order of the Palmetto and The Order of the Silver Crescent awards from South Carolina Governor, Henry McMaster. The awards are the highest civilian honors given by the State of South Carolina and recognize those who have made significant contributions to the life and well-being of the state and nation.

“I am honored to receive The Order of the Palmetto and Order of the Silver Crescent awards from Governor McMaster,” said USIM’s Founder/Chairman, Dennis Holt. “I’m blessed to have called South Carolina my home for over 25 years, and its wonderful people my neighbors. South Carolina’s motto, ‘While I Breathe, I Hope’, is something that guides me every day.”

The Order of the Palmetto, established in 1971, is the State of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, and it’s presented in recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievement, service and contributions on a national or statewide scale. An individual must be nominated, and this once in a lifetime award may only be presented to natives or residents of the State of South Carolina.

The Order of the Silver Crescent is the State of South Carolina’s most prestigious service award, established in 1997. It was specifically established to recognize a remarkable single achievement or action or an individual’s community service and volunteerism on the local level.


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