Our Next Meeting, July 11, 2022
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of another one of our members. Legionnaire Jack McKinnon passed to Post Everlasting on June 18, 2022. Jack was a valuable member of our Post which he cared for deeply. His tireless work, devotion, humor, and friendship will truly be missed. Please keep Barbara and the rest of his family in your prayers. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1619 Park View Rd., Conway. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. at the church.
Our mailing address is 3003 Hwy 701 North, Conway, SC 29526. Our phone number is (843) 365-5669.
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VA Claims Assistance
Post 111’s Service Officer, Nick Cosentino, is at the Post on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 8 am to 10 am to aid Veterans and Members with their VA claims. Plan on being early and you must sign in. Bring as much information as possible to support your claim. You may make an appointment with Nick by calling the office at (843) 359-5669.
Nick was recently recognized by the Horry County Police Department for his service as a volunteer. For the past seven years, Nick has volunteered five days a week at the North Precinct. Nick exemplifies what it means to be a volunteer.
What is Americanism
As stated on The American Legion website, Americanism is, quite simply, love of America – loyalty to its ideals and institutions, allegiance to its flag, willingness to defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic, and a desire to pass along the blessings of liberty to future generations.
According to The American Legion’s Americanism Manual, “It is not a word. It is a cause, a way of life – the best way of life ever known.”
One of American Legion Post 111’s primary goals is to teach Americanism to the young Americans in the Conway SC area. As such we promote youth programs such as American Legion baseball, Palmetto Boys State, an annual Oratorical Competition, and the Nathan Wolf Law Cadet Academy.
Americanism is the essential combination of Freedom, Justice, Individual Rights, and Responsibilities that define us and what we stand for. Americanism is also Pride in Country, expressed without reservation, and the duty Legionnaires have in imparting patriotic values to new generations.
The preamble to the American Legion Constitution
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Remember the Pledge of Allegiance? We still use the words “Under God”