Membership in the Richard H. Stewart, Jr. American Legion Post 543 can make a difference for veterans and our community. Post 543 is located in St James, North Carolina and comprised of veterans from St James Plantation and the surrounding communities. Our post service area includes Southport, Arbor Creek, Bolivia, Supply, and Boiling Spring Lakes in southeastern Brunswick County. 

Now that you have visited our website we want to meet you in person.  Our monthly meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month (with the exception of November and December which are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month). We meet at the St James Community Center, 4138 Southport-Supply Road SE, St James, NC 28461. 

Our organization was founded on the premise that all those serving in the United States Armed Forces during times of national crisis, regardless of place of service, are eligible to belong. For details, prospective members should contact the
Post Adjutant, or download the our Membership Applicationand mail it to the post.

Our post leadership is comprised of the Post Commander, the Adjutant and the Executive Committee to advise and assist them. The Post Commander and the other officers are elected annually to a one year term. The three "Executive Committee Members at Large" are elected to staggered three year terms to represent the general membership of the post. and to provide a continuity of leadership over a longer period of time.

In addition there are a number of committees created to conduct the work of the post.