The Kiawah – Seabrook Exchange Club, as with the National Exchange Club, has Americanism as one of its four major focus areas.  Promoting pride in country, respect for the flag and appreciation of our freedoms are the primary purposes of the Club’s Americanism programs.

The international turmoil we see today highlights the importance of America to the world and, importantly, to each of us.  Raising awareness of and commitment to the continued success and, yes, greatness of our country are a very worthy cause. There is one country in modern times that people flock to for safety, freedom and opportunity — the United States of America. It is hard for Americans to imagine the horrors of modern struggles over religious and ethnic differences, the very differences we embrace.

The original Exchange Club Americanism programs were born in the aftermath of World War II. At that time, patriotism was unquenchable, and Club members joined veterans and other civic groups in heralding the rich blessings of our democracy.

Every Kiawah – Seabrook Exchange Club meeting starts with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.  Our Club continually looks for ways to call attention to the need for and appropriateness of national pride.  For each patriotic holiday period, Club volunteers place over 100 American flags at the Freshfields traffic circle, at the entrance to Kiawah, Kiawah River Estates and Seabrook.  Our club members participate in support of a wide variety of veterans programs.

The Exchange Club Grant for 2014-2015 for the Americanism was to “Veterans on Deck.”
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