#MYR Stories: "Keep Calm and Carry On"

Facebook friend of TheDigitel Marjorie Radella Metts
Close-up of Hurricane Irene graffiti at 64th

A while back, around the time of Hurricane Irene, the graffiti tag 'Keep Calm and Carry On' (pictured above) started to pop up in and around Myrtle Beach. A simple message but one with many overtones -  a message that stuck with us at TheDigitel and we wanted to track down its origins.

A Facebook friend of TheDigitel, Marjorie Radella Metts, snapped the above picture during the storm. Located at 64th Ave. on a park bench at the beach entrance, the tag made an everlasting impression here at TheDigitel. A new video has been posted by Barter Books, claiming the origin of the saying and the phenomena that surrounds it. 

According to the video ‘The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On’ by Barter Books, the saying started out as a series of propaganda posters commissioned by the British government to offer the public reassurance during the build up to war with Germany in 1939. Two of the posters were released while the third and final poster never was. "Keep Calm and Carry On" was that poster. Found buried in a stack of old dusty books, the poster has taken a life of its own in the past decade. From commercial aspects, to a reassurance graffiti tag found during a hurricane, the saying is as relevant today as it was during WWII.   

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