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Navy: 13 October 1775
Marines: 10 November 1776
Air Force: 18 September 1947
Coast Guard: 4 August 1790
Merchant Marines: 12 June 1775
Space Force: 20 December 2019
Greetings Fellow Legionnaires,
As we move into July, we made a $1000.00 diaper donation to the young families of the MCRD and the MCAS in our Operation Wipe-out, continue the planning of our annual (and major) fundraising Golf Tournament, and begin recruiting high school students for participation in our annual Constitutional Oratorical Contest. There is never a dull minute as we continue to serve our fellow Veterans and support our community.
Our next membership meeting will be Tuesday, July 5th at the Oak Terrace in Rose Hill. We begin with optional lunch at 1300 (1:00 pm) and the meeting begins at 1400 (2:00 pm). We look forward to welcoming new Legionnaires and continuing the business that supports our fellow Veterans and serving our community. The true enjoyment and gratification of being a Legionnaire comes from involvement, support, and camaraderie. Looking forward to seeing you there.
The Bluffton Township Memorial Day Ceremony (supported by Post 205), was at Bluffton Veterans Memorial Park in Buckwalter Plaza. Speaker Mr. Brennan Beck, Low Country Regional Integrator Office, V.A., gave a stirring and emotional speech. There were patriotic songs and music, the raising of the Flag(s) at Noon, and the playing of Taps. Thank you to all that came and participated in the ceremony.
Veterans Strengthening America
For God and Country
Veterans Still Serving
Stephen J. Robillard
Dennis J. Becker Post 205
American Legion, Dept of SC
To the American Legion Post 205 Membership,
“Operation Wipeout” is now one year old, and Post 205 will continue to provide Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) and the Training Depot at Parris Island items that they need. The items needed by the young military families continue to be baby diapers. Our goal is to provide $1,000. worth of diapers of varying sizes.
Your charitable contribution will go a long way in helping these young military families. We hope to make delivery of the diapers by Spring, 2022. The “Operation Wipeout” Committee already has a pretty good idea of the diaper sizes the families require so there should be no problems. If we should require assistance regarding the transportation of the many boxes of diapers, we will let you know.
UPDATE (5/24/2022): We have reached our goal of $1000 for Operation Wipeout. Your donations will make a difference to struggling military families at MCAS Beaufort in need of diapers. We will now order the diapers of various sizes for a delivery date of June 23rd. We still need your donations to go toward Operation Wipe Out 2023. Thank you.
Please make out your donations to American Legion Post 205
The mailing address is: American Legion Post 205, P.O. Box 2376, Bluffton, SC 29910 With best regards,
Dave Robbins, Past Commander & Chairman, “Operation Wipeout
Commanders Call to Action!
To the Post 205 Membership Post 205, Bluffton has grown to a point where there are so many more activities and responsibilities that we must reach out to you for your participation. I don’t want to demand something from you; I don’t want to plead or beg you; but I do want you to come forward and volunteer your time, energy and your smarts to be active with the Legion. As a Legionnaire you are expected to do something, no matter how small the task - a lot of small things add up to be a substantial effort on our collective part. You should get involved in one or two activities, that would be a big help! This is what you are expected to do! You joined the American Legion to serve the community. There are so many ways you can serve the American Legion like placing flags in front of headstones for Memorial Day or taking part in Retirement Flag Ceremonies on Flag Day. You could donate funds to Fisher House in Charleston to help hospitalized veterans and their families. You could be a part of the Veterans’ Day parade in Bluffton. You could volunteer to help young military families in Beaufort for their needs with small babies and children. And the list goes on and on. As with any civic or social organization your officers and a few member volunteers can’t do it all. Simply put – We need YOU. Are we over committed with our activities? Our First Vice Commander recently announced that there are 158 members in Post 205. That is an impressive number. But if all our members participate in some way, even in a small way, we can do more than we are doing now. The Legion has reached out over the years to establish contacts to the local high schools for the annual American Legion speech contest; established a liaison with the Bluffton Police Department and the Bluffton Fire Department; and coordinated with the Town of Bluffton for the annual Veterans’ Day Parade. We are no strangers to the Town of Bluffton. Our ties to the community are becoming stronger every year. With your time, help and a small effort we can truly become a better organization of service to the Bluffton community. Giving back to the community is what we do.
David A. Robbins
Immediate Past Commander
Immediate Past Commander
Adjutant, Post 205
The Bluffton Township Memorial Day Ceremony (supported by Post 205), at Bluffton Veterans Memorial Park in Buckwalter Plaza was a great success. Thank you to all that came and participated in the ceremony.
Remember, June 14th is Flag Day. Please fly the Flag of our Nation. It is also the Birthday of the Army (1775) and will be celebrated June 14th at 1300 hours at Rose Hill. There will be cake!
ATTENTION ALL LEGIONAIRES OF POST 205
Post 205 Webmaster