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Posted 3/23/2021

Fundraiser for Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina

Please see the latest news, from our Chapter Secretary, Peggy DeVivo, on the fund raiser for our local Blue Star Mothers chapter. (It is a shared announcement from Sharon Russell of Little River Welcome Home Center). Any assistance you can provide will be most appreciated.  (Click on the link provided below.)

Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina.docx

(Posted 3/20/2021)

Medal of Honor (MOH) Ceremony at Patriots Point

On behalf of the Medal of Honor (MOH) Committee at Patriots Point, in Charleston, SC, please be aware of the upcoming celebration of Medal of Honor Day next Thursday, the 25th, beginning at 3:25 PM

General Livingston is the keynote speaker and the 38 recipients associated with South Carolina will be recognized.  Included is a copy of the citation book for you, but there will be a large poster at the event for each recipient.

You are encouraged to attend as it may be a welcomed opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh air, the time honored event, and to hear    Gen. Livingston's presentation. 


Best Regards.... Jim Albert

Atch (3 ea.):

1. MOH Day Program Final.pdf

2. MOH Booklet Final for email.pdf

3. MOH Day Invitation with RSVP.pdf


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Planning is well underway for our Spring 2021 ROTC/JROTC Award ceremonies and our 8th, ANNUAL GRAND STRAND MOAA GOLF TOURNAMENT.   See the below News Letter for added detail about each of these upcoming activities.

Latest Chapter Coastal Tide Newsletter:  Newsletter - Jan_Feb 2021.pdf 


National Women In The Military Recognition Luncheon

At our March 9th 2021 luncheon, Ms Bambi Bullard, Staff NCO USMC, Ret'd, provided an inspiring account of her active duty time as a female Service member.  Quite impressive in spite of the many challenges she faced.  President Jim Albert provided thanks for her service and presented here with our Chapter Challenge Coin.  She, in-turn, provided a "Women in Service"  coin of her own to our Chapter.



Truman Parmele and Roger Pilcher plus several other MOAA chapter members  participated in the Loris  drive through Stand Down event for 2020 (One of three such events scheduled during the Pandemic).  "Providing Hope," new to the Grand Strand as a veteran support non-profit organization,  also co-sponsored this event for the greater Loris Veteran  community.