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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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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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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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National Outstanding Community Service Award

It was recently announced that our Post has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious South Carolina Community Service Post of the Year Award for 2019-2020. This award is definitely all about a team effort from our Post Comrades and Auxiliary Members and exemplifies the top Post in our State in the following areas:

  • Actively participated in Community Service, Americanism, Safety and Youth Activities
  • Have a Community Flag Retirement Program, including a US Flag collection box available to our community
  • Flags must have been placed at a local cemetery remembering deceased veterans
  • Must have donated a flag to a local organization or school
  • Submitted at least 1 entry for Patriot’s Pen, Voice of Democracy, and Teacher of the Year Programs
  • Must have had representation at all District and State meetings and functions

Our Post not only met all of these requirements, we exceeded them!

Congratulations to everyone that stepped up to represent our Post in support our Community Service and the Mission of The Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 

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