American Legion Post 205
Rockwell Business Solutions is proud to support American Legion Post 205 in Bluffton, SC.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Post 205 helps the local community through
- American Flag Retirement: Bluffton American Legion Post 205 is collecting worn, torn and faded American Flags to be disposed of properly at retirement ceremonies conducted by the JROTC at Bluffton High School. The last flag retirement ceremony was held on Friday, April 1, 2016. The next flag retirement ceremony will be announced.
- Bluffton JROTC: Bluffton High School has an Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) battalion composed of four companies, each of which has two or three platoons. The JROTC Senior Instructor is Lieutenant Colonel John Carothers, U. S. Army, Retired. He is assisted by Sergeant First Class David Wettrich, U. S. Army, Retired.
- American Legion Post 205 sponsors a platoon of these JROTC cadets. The cadets are made available to help with ceremonies and functions, such as flag retirement ceremonies and fund raising events.The platoon student leadership changes each year as seniors graduate, so we look forward to working with different young leaders each year.Also, each year, in accordance with an American Legion long-standing custom, our post recognizes academic and military achievement with certificates and medals. These awards are presented at the annual JROTC awards ceremony in late Spring. 2015 award winners are shown below.
- Fischer House: To provide temporary accommodations to veterans and their families while, the veteran is receiving medical attention at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC.