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4285 Pine Drive, Little River, South Carolina

North Strand American Legion Post 186


This month was special for me as I was awarded the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Award.  I had the privilege of raising over $1000.00 for this incredible program knowing the impact it has on the lives of children who lost a parent in battle or through an accident.  My cousin lost her husband in Vietnam and continued life alone raising their three children.  I have met other children who lost a parent and were deserving of every means of help as they prepared for the challenges of life. I will continue to do everything I know to support this program, and I hope you will join me in that effort.

Once again, I was blessed to give the prayer at the “American Pride March”, July 4th.  It was great to see so many of our Legion members participating this year. We owe George O’Neill a great debt of gratitude for his tireless effort to coordinate this magnificent tribute to our Nation.  To see people so willing to pick up a flag and hold it who are total strangers, is awesome.  They all become united by this simple piece of cloth.  We are a blessed nation, but we must strive to instill this love for our land in our children and grandchildren. 

On July 27th, 1953, the Korean war ended, and today, a plane will be returning with the first load of remains of over 5,000 American soldiers who have been held in North Korea.  This is also the National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. Please pray for the families who will be receiving their son’s and daughter’s back this day.  Time has not eased the emotions that have been held in check for 65 years.  Be thankful for our President who calmed the waters for this to happen. The General who was part of our American Pride Day, commands the Air Force Base where the bodies will be processed.

As I shared the fact that I received an award this month, which I will treasure, I was reminded of the scripture in Matthew 6: 19-21. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal, for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Let your heart dwell on His glory and His power of salvation. Treasure the fact that through Him, “All things are possible.”  Whatever your battle is or your triumph, give Him praise, honor, and glory.  In His love, I am,


Sick call as of 7/27: None

Taps as of 7/27: Gary Shuster







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