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VFW Post 10804 is named best in state

North Myrtle Beach’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 walked away from the recently completed VFW Department (state) Convention in Columbia with a very prestegious award. The official title is the James W. Cothran award. This award also makes Post 10804 an “All State Post”. VFW Post 10804 was recognized for its ground-breaking initiative to partially power the post building with solar power by way of a collaboration with a company in California that supports military affiliated non-profits, our own Coastal Carolina University’s Solar Ambassadors fundraisers and a solar installation company based in North Carolina. VFW Post 10804 worked with …

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GSF High School honors Army JROTC students

On Friday, May 24 Green Sea Floyds High School held its annual awards ceremony for their students enrolled in the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program. North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 has been a part of this awards program for the last few years and has presented VFW awards to deserving students nominated by their Army instructors. This year incoming Post 10804 Commander Kevin Rorer and post member Bill La Monte were on hand to present the post’s annual Outstanding Youth Cadet Award to a student nominated by the school’s Senior Army Instructor, …

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Cadet Johnson receives medal

North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 Commander elect Kevin Rorer pins the VFW Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps  VFW-JROTC Medal of Achievement on  Cadet Private First Class JaLynn B. Johnson of Loris High School for her outstanding achievements and exceptional leadership ability. Photos by Alissa Rorer Cadet Johnson was nominated by Lt. Col, U.S. Army Retired James McLean, the Senior Army instructor at Loris High School. Cadet Johnson is in the ninth grade. In his nominating letter to Post 10804. Lt. Col McLean went on to say that he is impressed with Cadet Johnson’s positive attitude and …

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VFW POST 10804 earns newsletter award

For the second year in a row, North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 has earned the Department of South Carolina Communication Award for its outstanding monthly newsletter. The award was presented at the Department’s (state) Spring Conference held in Greenville. The criteria for the Post Newsletter includes providing information (names and contact means) of all elected and appointed officers at the Post and District levels, membership activity and recruiting initiatives, advance information about upcoming post events such as Poppy distribution, post and district elections, special post events (like post educational activities, veterans memorial services, community event participation, …

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NMB VFW Post 10804 honors ‘Best of the Best’ in Horry County

On Sunday, Jan. 27, the men and women of VFW Post 10804 and its Auxiliary honored “The Best of the Best” in Horry County for the 27th year in a row at a luncheon and awards ceremony held at Post 10804 in Little River. The event was attended by 110 people that included the award winners, family, guests and VFW and Auxiliary members. Everyone was treated to a free lunch provided by Post 10804. After a welcome by Post Commander Nick Camera, an invocation by Post Chaplain Bob Wasden and everyone repeating the Pledge of Allegiance, master of ceremonies Frank …

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Veterans are Paid Tribute During Special Ceremony

On Monday, Nov. 12, Little River American Legion Post 186 and North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 paid tribute to military veterans at the Veterans Memorial at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex. The event was attended by about 150 current and former military members and guests. Master of ceremonies was James Cirulli, Post 186 Commander. Vietnam War, Prisoner of War Al Agnew was the guest speaker. Activities included a flag-roll-in by Rolling Thunder and Legion Riders Grand Strand Chapter 3, patriotic songs, presenting of service flags, presentation of wreaths, a 21 gun salute and the playing …

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