IT WAS A VERY BUSY VETERANSDAY WEEKEND FOR POST 543

Next Meeting

Wednesday January 22

MILITARY APPRECIATION CONCERT

Donation to Operation North State

​​​​​Brunswick County 

Veterans Services

Click here for a direct link to their Website​

SUPPORTING DEPLOYED

NORTH CAROLINIANS

Again this year our Post

and Operation North State will send a box of  NC products, to any Armed Forces member who will not be home for the holiday. To send a box, we need the  name of the service member, their address of deployment and T-shirt size sent to Dan Bennett at

​dannob722@gmail.com.

​​"Letters From Home" 

SOUTHPORT 4th of JULY PARADE

Post 543 and SJFD Remember 9 11.





On Saturday the Post Color Guard and

15 Legionairres on our float received

a rousing reception at the Wilmington

Veterans Day Parade. 

                         

Meanwhile, other Legionaires

stayed in Southport to hand

out poppies at Lowes

Hardware and the.....


                                               "543 Chili Chicks " were busy                                                  winning the annual Civitan         

Club's "Hometown Heroes          

                                               Chili Cookoff".                                The $1000 prize was donated back to the Civitan Club to        help them finance their many worthwile projects.                 

 On Sunday Post members

celebrated Veteran's Day

with a bar-b-que and

 concert by Mikes Garage

Band.


Monday was Veteran's Day

with the annual ceremonies

at the St. James Memorial. 

Honors and Ceremonies

Chair Bill Morgan read the

poem "Because You Served"


The featured speaker was

the Commander of Military

Ocean Terminal Sunnypoint.

Colonel Heather Carilsle

reminded the residents that

the facility is by far  the largest trans-shipment facility in

the world. Ninty-percent of all non-nuclear ammunition is shipped over seas from the Southport terminal which has 300 civilian employees.


Later in the day, the

Color Guard and other

Legionairres were

joined by the Cape

Fear Acapella Choir

in honoring the six

veterans and nine

widows of veterans residing at Carillon Assisted Living home in Southport. 


The choir, organized  and   

 lead by Jane Izod,               

performed a variety             

of patriotic songs and         

favorite folk tunes.               

Post Commander George Freeman

explained the origins of a military comradeship  tradition:  the

"Challenge Coin". Freeman then

presented each of the six WWII

and Korean War veterans one of

the cherished coins.



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Post 543 has presented a scholarship to Sarah Long to attend the Scout's BSA National Youth Leadership Training Program.





Post 543 has recognized families with relatives on active duty with the presentation of Blue Star Flags to be flown ​outside their home during November