Welcome to American Legion Post 111 of Conway
December 7 – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy, the Empire of Japan deliberately, and without warning, struck Pearl Harbor severely damaging the United States Navy’s Pacific fleet. This attack killed 2,403 service members and civilians and injured an additional 1,178 people. The attack also permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.
On August 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to honor and remember the lives of each of these brave men and women.
Every year, remembrance events are held at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, culminating in a commemoration ceremony on Dec. 7. To see photos of these events, please go to the National Park Service’s Flickr page. To see videos of these events, please visit their YouTube page.
Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on that day and the years that followed as America and its allies fought tyranny and gave selflessly of themselves so that we may have freedom. Several wars have been fought since then, but none that has been as destructive or that has brought the nation together as WW-II.
Portions of the above text were extracted from National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Pearl Harbor National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Mama’s Cafe is now open. It is open from 5:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday and from 5:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday. It will be closed Sundays. Click here for a copy of the menu. Come on out and get the “best food in town”.
The Post is open for small group meetings (maximum of 18 people). The buildings have been disinfected and wiped down and will be disinfected after each meeting. There is a sign-off sheet near the front door of each of the buildings so that we can monitor the cleaning process.
Please Don’t forget your Membership dues. You may mail in your payment ($55.00) directly to the Post or you may select the PayPal option on the right sidebar (you don’t need PayPal to use this option). It is fast and simple.
Our mailing address is 3003 Hwy 701 North, Conway, SC 29526 and our phone number is (843) 365-5669.
A new link has been added to the Left Sidebar for the VA’s Medical Foster Home Program. Check it out
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
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
View a short video about the meaning of the preamble to the Constitution of The American Legion
Remember the Pledge of Allegiance? We still use the words “Under God”