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Americanism Award Presented to The Boathouse

In recognition of excellence in promoting Americanism and the patriotic principles of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Thanks to all the Post 3137 members who came out to recognize our newest Americanism Award recipient, The Boathouse at Breach Inlet. #vfwpost3137 #vfw3137auxiliary #postonthecoast #theboathouseatbreachinlet

 

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Vietnam Veterans Day Patriot Point

Monday, 29 March, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. That date in 1973, the Military Assistance Command – Vietnam (MACV) was disbanded and the last U.S. combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam.

On Monday, Patriots Point will honor Vietnam veterans with free admission to the museum, including for their immediate families. And, it is a day we should especially recognize the war’s veterans among us who fought on land and sea and in the air.

I hope that you can all spend some time at Patriots Point on Monday to make the day special. For all vets, you are invited to wear your uniforms, or articles of your uniforms, to commemorate the day and honor our brothers and sisters.

Patriots Point will be open from 9 AM to 6:30 PM. Our safety protocols remain in place – masking and social distancing

Visit Patriots Point Events for more information

 

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VFW Post 3137 Adopt-A-Unit program – USCGC James (WMSL-754)

On Wednesday, February 3rd, a VFW Post 3137 contingency of Comrades and Auxiliary boarded the USCGC James in Charleston to award the officers and crew the Adopt-A-Unit program certificate. At full muster of the Helo-Deck, Commander Rex Brown addressed the crew and presented the certificate to Commanding Officer, Captain Todd Vance and OSCS, Senior Chief Michael McCandless. Also present to escort VFW members and provide a lunch and tour of the James was the Executive Officer, Commander Jacob Cass and Lt. Robert Sherwood.

Pictured: Commanding Officer-Captain Todd Vance, Commander Rex Brown, OSCS-Senior Chief Michael McCandless

The program with our post encourages participation with the James for Welcome Home, Deployments, Yellow Ribbon, Family Days, Community Events, Dinner/Picnics, Holiday Parties, Meetings/Briefings, Funeral/Memorial Services and more. All James personnel as active-duty were encouraged to take advantage of visiting our post and become active members in our proud tradition.

Pictured: Sr. Vice Commander Al Lowry, Auxiliary President Lynn Holgate, Commander Rex Brown, Auxiliary Trustee Martha Brown, Quartermaster Dennis Hamilton, Auxiliary Historian Ed Balasia.

“in accordance with the Adopt-A-Unit program of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.  This certificate, along with assistance and support is given to the officers, noncommissioned officers, and enlisted men and women of Coast Guard Cutter James, to show concern, gratitude and admiration felt for those serving our great nation.”

 

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Americanism Award Presented to Lowe’s

In recognition of excellence in promoting Americanism and the patriotic principles of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Thanks to our veteran nomination and everyone who came out to support Lowe’s Store #0539 in Mt. Pleasant, the first 2021 recipient of post 3137’s Americanism Award. We appreciate all Lowe’s does to honor and support veterans.

Lowe’s is proud to offer 10% off eligible purchases every day to active military personnel and veterans and values military service.

 

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Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center Receives Supplies

Palmetto State Armory of Mt. Pleasant chose to use VFW Post 3137 as a preferred veteran organization. Palmetto State Armory donated $40,000 in merchandise consisting of boots, shoes and clothing items.

As part of a real need for homeless and low-income veterans, the post delivered everything to the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center for Veterans needs.

Thank you Palmetto State Armory for your generosity!

 

 

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New Website Released for 2021

VFW Post 3137 released a new website on December 23, 2020. The original site designed in 2016 served us well but it was time for a new cleaner and flexible experience. In order to provide better service and get our message out, the new website is more streamlined to grow and maintain moving forward. The new site is also secured with SSL providing encryption to protect information back and forth. Notice the lock on your browser bar and https://.

Notice too our email format has been redesigned for a more mobile friendly experience when read on your phone or tablet. Look for more information in the coming months and thank you for your ongoing support.


 

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2020 Virtual Veterans Day Parade

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs and VA Medical Center’s Virtual Veteran’s Day Parade airs on the Ralph H. Johnson Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/VAMCCharleston)

On October 18, our post shot videos of our parade on the beach for consideration in the parade. VFW Post 3137 has submitted and VA Medical Center selected our 30 second among the best 150 thirty second videos to be played.

 

 

 

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VFW Post 3137 Expands Digital Footprint with Instagram

As we continue growing and to communicate with more and younger veterans, VFW Post 3137 added Instagram to our portfolio. Now in conjunction with our Website, Email Communications, Facebook and in post information, you can also Follow Us at https://www.instagram.com/vfwpost3137/.

 

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Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

VFW Post 3137 held a ceremony to honor Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Gold Star Memorial at Patriots Point.

Comrade and Auxiliary members joined with family member to honor their fallen sons and daughters.

 

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2019-2020 All State and All American Post on the Coast™

Thanks to the continued partnership, and hard work by our Comrades and Auxiliary Members, our Post has once again earned the right to be named a South Carolina All State Post and a National All American Post for 2019-2020. We have been honored with these prestigious awards for the past 4 years in a row.

Previously announced, Post 3137 was also chosen as the South Carolina Community Service Post of the Year for 2019-2020.

Congratulations to everyone, we can all be very proud of these accomplishments and what we all stand for at our Post!

 

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