Welcome to Horry Post 111
Welcome to American Legion Horry Post 111's website. This space is dedicated to serving the members of American Legion Post 111 of Conway and is a place where members and prospective members, as well as members of the community, may obtain up-to-date information about our Post. We serve the Conway SC area in Horry County. Our address is 3003 Hwy 701 North, Conway, SC 29526 and our phone number is (843) 365-5669 - click here for our Post location.
Come learn more about us
It's election time again
It’s that time again. Nominations for our FY-2018 were held during our April meeting. The vote on these nominations will be held during our upcoming meeting Monday, May 8th. Be sure to be at the meeting to make your vote count.
Palmetto Boys State
It's time for Palmetto Boys State once again. Post 111 has very limited funds available for this vital program this year and we are seeking community volunteers who might be willing to assist in this vital youth program. It costs $300.00 per youth to send one young man to Boys State. View more information about Boys State here.
Help support our Youth
American Legion Baseball
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Click here for our Baseball Sponsors
The start of our 2017 baseball program is just a few weeks away and the coaches and baseball committee are already making plans that we hope will help yield a great year. Show More...However, it is the players that make the game and our job as Post members, coaches, baseball committee members, and other adult leaders is to help the players learn the game, develop sportsmanship, and foster teamwork. Contact the office at 843-365-5669 if you would like to be a part of this great youth program....Show Less
Legion Cap Etiquette
Click here to learn about the American Legion Cap Etiquette
Take the time to watch this video from Charlie Daniels band (be sure your speakers are on. I think you'll be impressed. Also the link has significant information about the Pledge to our Flag.
What do YOU do when the National Anthem is sung? This next video was published on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015 and provides great insight into how we as citizens are supposed to respond when the National Anthem is heard.
Post 111 now accepting online Tax-Deductable Donations
may now be made for our various programs such as Palmetto Boys State, Palmetto Girls State, American Legion Riders' Legacy Fund, our American Legion Baseball program, and Post 111's Other Programs which include such vital things as Emergency Financial Assistance to needy veterans, the JR Law Cadet Academy, Flag Advocacy, and other Family, Youth, and Veterans programs.
Click this button to make a Donation
VA Claims Assistance
Nick Cosentino, Post 111's Service Officer is at the Post on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8 am to 10 am to assist Veterans and Members with their VA claims. Show More...Veterans desiring assistance should be early and must sign in so that you may be served. As Nick's time is limited, you should plan to bring as much information as possible to support your claim so that Nick will be able to assist you in a timely manner. Coffee will be available....Show Less
American Legion Riders
ALRSC-111 has the following rides and events scheduled. Click on the tabs below to see what's scheduled.
Click here for the Riders webpage.
Click here for a list of our Program Sponsors.
Help support our Programs
Remember the Pledge of Allegiance?
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Map to our Post
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See you at the Post
The Next USS Enterprise CVN - 80
The next USS Enterprise will be the ninth US vessel to bear the name Enterprise and the construction is due to begin in 2018 with a view to joining the lead ship USS Gerald Ford and her sister-ship USS John F. Kennedy.
Our Youth Programs
Post 111 sent 10 boys to Palmetto Boys State in 2016
Thanks to the support from our community, Post 111 again sent 10 young men to Boys State this past year. The list of attendees and community sponsors is posted here. The picture above is from Sunday, June 5th. Four of our ten young men, along with some of our Legionnaires, met at the Conway Walmart prior to heading up to Boys State. Way to go guys. I'm told they had a great week and they will be talking with us at one of our meetings soon.
(The picture above is used by permission and was taken by Carole of AmeriChes Photography - thanks for the excellent picture).
Once again we reached our goal of sending ten (10) young men to Palmetto Boys State. (See our list of attendees here). It costs $300.00 to send one boy to Boys State. We weren't able to do this all by ourselves and we say a special thank you to those businesses who helped us reach our goal. Click on this link to view our 2016 Palmetto Boys State Sponsors. To sponsor a youth, simply send an e-mail to our Boys State Director by clicking here and then send a check for whatever amount you can to the address below. As we are a 501(19) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible and will be used to sponsor a young man for our 2016 Palmetto Boys State program:
American Legion Post 111
Attn: Boys State Director
3003 Highway 701 North
Conway, SC 29526
A thank you note from one of our attendees
Thank you for helping us reach our Palmetto Boys State goal
Click on the team picture above to display additional pictures of the team during one of their playoff games.
Both our Junior and Senior league teams ended strong this past year and this season's baseball banquet was well attended. Our FY-2016 season has ended and both teams did extremely well. Our 2017 season starts in just a few short weeks. Make plans now to participate by calling our office at 843-365-5669.
(Our Senior Team is depicted here).
Our Banquet this summer (for our 2017 season) is scheduled for June 17, 2017 at the Waccamaw Shriners Club. Cost to participate is $100 per couple and proceeds go to support the American Legion Baseball program of American Legion Horry Post 111. Plan now to attend and have a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. Thank you for your support of Post 111's American Legion Baseball.
See our Legion Baseball page for additional information on this valuable youth program that is sponsored by Post 111.
Unfortunately we were unable to participate in this program this year. Help us support this valuable program for our students. See our Law Cadet Academy page for information about this great event.
This photo shows teens from all over the United States gathering in Indianapolis for the National Oratorical Contest.
The annual Oratorical Contest presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation's laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.
The contest starts at the local level and works up to the National level. Winners of the higher levels can win significant scholarships that can be used for participation in any college of their choice.
Post 111's local competition will be held in January 2018 at our Post (final date to be published when known). Check out our Oratorical Contest page for additional details. Also, be sure to check out the 2016 winner at the National level and watch the video. It will give you pointers on how best to prepare and present your speech. Preparation and presentation encompasses many facets so be sure to consult with your high school coaches and others who are helping you to prepare.
Last Updated: Thu, April 20, 2017
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Important Upcoming Events
Our Next Meeting: We will be holding our next meeting at our regular time and location at the Post April 10th. Check out our Meetings page for details. We'll see you there.
It’s election time again. Nominations for our FY-2018 were held during our April meeting. We will be voting on those nominations at our next regular membership meeting May 8th. Be there to make your vote count.
Spaghetti Dinner: Our next Spaghetti dinner for Members and their guests will be sometime in May (date to be announced) in the Canteen from 5 - 8 PM. Come one Come all and enjoy a great meal along with great camaraderie with your fellow Legionnaire's. Cost is $8.00 per plate.
Pancake Breakfast: Our next Pancake breakfast for Members and their guests will be Saturday morning, April 29 in the Canteen. Cost is $6.00 for a plate of pancakes, sausage or bacon, and eggs. Biscuit and Sausage gravy plate with eggs is also only $6.00. Coffee is included with both selections. Come one come all and enjoy this great breakfast.
Yard Sale at the Post: The Post will be having a "fund Raising" Yard Sale May 13th (tentative date). You may bring items that you would like to donate to the storage shed for safe keeping or you may purchase a table for $15.00 and sell your own items (purchasing a table is for members only). Plan now to bring items for the yard sale to help make this a successful fund raising event.
Legion Baseball: Our Legion Baseball program starts in a few short weeks. If you haven't yet signed up for participation, please contact the office as soon as possible by calling (843) 365-5669.
We are looking for some Legionnaires to participate as announcers and other positions of support during our games. With enough participation, we can both improve Post 111 involvement in the fun and improve our image to the community. Contact Bill Hardee by calling the office and letting us know of your interest in participating in this vital youth program.
Baseball Banquet: Our Banquet this summer (for our 2017 season) will be June 17, 2017 at the Waccamaw Shrine Club. Cost to participate is $100.00 (for two steak dinners and a fun time). Proceeds go to help fund the Baseball program. Plan now to attend and have a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000.
Flag disposal ceremony: In support of Flag Day, Post 111 will be holding our Annual Flag Disposal Ceremony on our regular meeting night Monday, June 12, 2017. Members and the public are encouraged to attend this special ceremony.
Post 111 has established a Sons of the American Legion Squadron
- Eligibility requirements -
All male descendants, adopted sons and stepsons of members of the American Legion, and such male descendants of veterans who died in Service during World I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf War and the War on Terrorism, during the delimiting periods set forth in Article IV, Section 1, of the National Constitution of The American Legion, or who died subsequent to their honorable discharge from such service, shall be eligible for Membership in the Sons of The American Legion.
Stats for the last game
This is where we will be placing the most recent stats for the games that are played by your American Legion Baseball teams, both Junior and Senior leagues.
Legion Cap Etiquette
- The left side (emblem side) of the cap is reserved only for the Legion emblem, city, county, district, or state lettering.
- If desired, the following items must be placed on the right side of the cap:
additional lettering, restricted to either the name of a Post, or to an officer title (such as “Past Commander”),
cap insignias or badges (for Past or Present officers),
consecutive membership insignia, membership stars, and/or authorized Legion or military services decorations.
- Names or nicknames of individual members cannot be used on caps.
- The Legion Uniform Cap should be worn by its members only when in attendance at official Legion meetings or ceremonies, or as official guests at patriotic or other civil functions, or by individuals when officially representing The American Legion on public occasions.
- A member is considered to be in uniform if wearing an official Legion Uniform Cap. Therefore, it is not proper to wear the cap while eating a meal at an official Legion or civic luncheon or dinner.
- The cap should be worn in a place of worship only by the Guard of Honor, Color Guard and Commander of same while in marching order or standing guard. When returned to and seated in pews, the cap should be removed.
- Legion posts marching in formation into a place of worship should uncover, at the door, hold the cap with the right hand over the heart until the arrival in the pews and commanded to take seats, remaining uncovered during the entire service. At the close of the service, upon command, the post shall arise, the members holding the cap with the right hand over the heart will march out of the place of worship, and recover after marching through the door.
- Legion members not in formation will uncover upon entering the place of worship and remain uncovered during the entire service, and will recover after leaving the place of worship.
- When at a funeral, the cap should be held over the heart as one approaches the casket, and is not at any time worn in a place of worship (except by the Guard of Honor, Color Guard or Commander of same while in marching order or standing guard). At the grave side, the cap should be held in the right hand over the heart during the entire service. In cold and inclement weather, the cap should not be worn.
- In Legion meetings, the cap should be worn except during moments of the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer, and when standing in silent reverence in memory of departed comrades, when the cap should be held with the right hand over the heart.
- Female members of the Legion should wear their caps in the manner prescribed for female personnel of the armed services.