We need volunteers to join the Military Appreciation Day Committee.

The positions to be filled are:

​1. Vice Chair Neighborhood Solicitation Committee.

Work with Chair Steve Muir to lead the Neighborhood Captains in fund raising.

2.Vice Chair Business Solicitation Committee.

Work with Chair Tom Bednarczyk to solicit business sponsors.

3. Publicity Work with Photographer John Muuss to develop media releases for local e-newsletters, prepare news release thanking sponsors for their support. These articles would be for release to the Port Pilot Newspaper and Cat-Tales magazine.

Thanks to the sponsors of our annual St. James Military Appreciation Day Golf Tournament










Donation to Operation North State

​​​​​Brunswick County 

Veterans Services

Click here for a direct link to their Website​


Post 543's annual  Wreaths For

The Fallen Ceremony took place Sunday December 16 at Cape

Fear Memorial Park.

Photographs by Post Historian and Photographer John Muuss.

​​"Letters From Home" 


These ads ran throughout the 2019-2020 holiday season to thank all who serve.  The ads were made possible through the generosity of the Southport NC State Port Pilot Newspaper. They are the prize for winning the newspapers 2018 Cookie Bakeoff.

Next Meeting

Wednesday January 22


Early College and South Brunswick High students have won scholarships in the annual Post 543 Oritorical contest.

First place winner BCEC Student Dallas Russ was awarded $1000. Second place, and a ​$700 scholarship went to SBHS student  Andrew Jackson and SBHS student Aubry Sherrod placed third and received $500. 

In addition to help from parents and teachers, each student had been coached extensively by Post 543 Member and Deputy District Commander Mike Fegan and Post Member Jim Hilty who also served as contest organizers. A number of Post Members were also on hand as time keepers, tabulators, contestant and judges escorts, door keepers and photographers.

The pannel of judges was comprised of distiguished community members Jason Disbrow, Richard Fry, Sarah Osborne, Paul Ryan and Jack Wojdowski.

As winner of the Post competition, Russ will now proceed to the District contest to be held on Saturday January 18 at the St. James Community Center.

Pictured above, (Left-Right): Jim Hilty, Mike Fegan,

Aubrey Sherrod, Dallas Russ, Andrew Jackson and

Post Commander George Freeman.

​​​Post 543 recognized families with relatives on active duty with the presentation of Blue Star Flags to be flown ​outside their homes.