COLUMBIA, SC — "Black Friday," the unofficial shopping holiday the day after Thanksgiving, would have new meaning in South Carolina if a bill introduced Tuesday becomes law.
H.4527 would designate the day after Thanksgiving as "A Day of Recognition for Veterans' Spouses and Families."
The bill's primary sponsor, Rep. Raye Felder, R-York, is joined by 18 co-sponsors.
Former President Ronald Reagan declared May 23, 1984 the first "Military Spouse Appreciation Day." Since then, the day has traditionally fallen on the Friday before Mother's Day, and presidents usually issue an official proclamation.