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Camden Christmas Parade

Next Post Meeting March 4th, 2024 at 6:30 pm

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Recent Meeting


June 27, 2023


PACT ACT Summer VetFest




VA is committed to extending health care and expanding benefits to Veterans covered by the PACT Act of 2022.


I would like to thank you for your support in our enterprise-wide efforts to ensure that all eligible Veterans and their survivors are encouraged to file a claim or submit their intent to file a claim now.


Most Veterans who file a claim or submit their intent to file a claim for PACT Act-related benefits before August 10, 2023 will have those benefits, if granted, backdated to August 10, 2022, the day that President Biden signed the bill into law. To learn more about the intent to file process, please see this fact sheet.


So far this year, VHA and VBA have collaborated to produce 119 successful PACT Act benefits clinics and health care enrollment fairs across the nation, reaching more than 8,500 attendees.


Building on this success, we are now focusing our efforts on “Summer VetFest,” a series of family-friendly outdoor PACT Act outreach events in the style of a county fair. VISN and VAMC leadership teams have identified specific locations for these events, with at least one per state. Medical centers will also identify partnership opportunities within their communities to co-host additional outreach events.


To everyone who has participated or will participate in these PACT Act outreach efforts, thank you for helping to make sure that Veterans and their survivors take full advantage of the biggest expansion of VA health care benefits in a generation. 


Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA

Under Secretary for Health

Second Annual Car Show

The event was a wonderful success and many thanks to Tommy Cockrell and other post-17 members in putting this event together.  For pictures of the event, click on the link below.


Turning Interest Into Action

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, founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
The American Legion James Leroy Belk Post 17 of Camden, SC petitioned to host The Wall That Heals in 2018. Bringing The Wall home to communities throughout our country allows the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.


Working together to help our community and our veterans.


Here at James Leroy Belk Post 17, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.


Making A Difference

Soldier and Family Reunion

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.


Reinforcing our Commitment

Veteran Memorial Service


Helping The Community

At James Leroy Belk Post 17, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Advocacy is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

How to become a member?

Please contact Jim King Post 17 Membership office at 803-432-9026 or email him at 

Post 17 meets the first Monday of the month with the exception if it is a holiday.  Upcoming meeting information will be posted on this website if you want to come and visit Post 17.

Address :

1333 Chestnut Ferry Road, Camden 29020

Any questions please click on the Let's Chat


Get in touch with James Leroy Belk Post 17 to learn more about our work, how you can get involved, and if you are interested in renting the hall.   Call 803-438-6299.

1333 Chestnut Ferry Rd
Camden, 29020

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