“So that when people come here and they see this flag displayed, his name will be remembered as long as this airport exists,” Rice said during the intimate ceremony Wednesday morning.

“These police officers everybody in law enforcement and the military that risk their lives everyday to protect us, to keep order in society, to allow us to go about our lives without having a second thought about it,” Rice said. “But every once in a while reality hits home and something tragic happens.”

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Grand Strand Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., says he disagrees that any activity will happen off the Palmetto State because of falling oil prices.

“Even if [President Trump] hadn’t put a moratorium on it, I don’t think the drilling companies would be interested in it,” Rep. Rice said.

Rep. Rice says he supports the ban for South Carolina’s coast and while he’d like to see North Carolina’s coast included in the moratorium, he says he wouldn’t push for it.

“I’ll leave that in North Carolina’s people and delegation,” said Rep. Rice. “I’m certain it would have some effect on us if there was drilling and there was some kind of accident up there.”

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