Events Page (updated 19 March 2019)

Need transportation to any meeting or event, call (843) 860-1735 twenty-four hours in advance.  

Note:  Unless otherwise indicated all dinners are at the Glenn L. Jeffers VFW Post 10624 starting at 6:00 pm.   The VFW is located at 1411 Stuart Engals Blvd., Mt. Pleasant.  The phone number is (843) 884-0062.

Canteen Hours at the VFW

Monday -Friday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday - Closed
 
March 2019
 
American Legion Night Stingrays Hockey Game - March 19th -See the Home page for ticket ordering information. 
 
April 2019
 
Live Auction - Saturday, April 13th at the Rusty Rudder.  Details on the home page.
 
April 16th - Monthly Post Meeting starting at 6:30 pm at the VFW.
 

April 20th - District 2 Meeting - 9:00 am at Post 147 James Island.

May 2019
 
May 21st - Monthly Post Meeting starting at 6:30 pm at the VFW.
 
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PICTURING NAM: U.S. MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE VIETNAM WAR
 

Begins: January 24, 2019 - Ends: March 31, 2019

Organizer:
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone:
843-884-2727
Email:
info@patriotspoint.org
Venue:
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone:
843-884-2727
Address:
Google Map

40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States

Thursday, Jan. 24, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will open a new exhibition from the National ArchivesPicturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War. Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Military photographers stationed in Vietnam took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict—photographs that are now part of our National Archives. Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Unsanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it. This exhibit runs through Sunday, March 31 and is part of Patriots Point’s ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.  The museum is a commemorative partner of the United States Department of Defense.

Picturing Nam is divided into three themes:

  • Landscapes – Most Americans knew almost nothing about Vietnam before the war. Many soldiers, sailors, and airmen seeing Vietnam’s dense jungles, rugged mountains, murky swamps, endless rice paddies, and brown rivers for the first time must have felt very far from home.
  • Objects – Wars are often summed up and remembered through artifacts. The Vietnam War created its own set of memorable objects, many of which appear in military photographs, including helicopters, M-16 rifles, graffiti-covered helmets, Phantom jets, peace symbol necklaces, and body bags.
  • Faces – War puts individuals into extraordinary and dangerous situations. Such circumstances fostered determination, anxiety, exhaustion, boredom, compassion, exaltation, and dread–feelings that are seen in the faces of those who were there.

Picturing Nam will be included in the regular price of admission to the museum and open daily from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  The exhibit is made possible by the USS Yorktown Foundation and SunTrust Foundation. For more information, guests may call 843-884-2727 or visit www.patriotspoint.org.  On Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will offer free admission to all Vietnam veterans.  Those who fought in the war will also be pinned with an official Vietnam Veteran lapel pin.  Additional details will be announced in March.

Picturing Nam is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES).  It is presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, and the National Archives Foundation.