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Acoustic Guitar Jam Session to benefit Bahamas Relief
$10 advance tickets – $15 at the door
50/50 Raffle + additional raffles
Please Help Us Raise Funds for our Veterans
Veteran’s Day will be here before we know it– along with that comes our Poppy Days. This year it will be Friday November 1st and Saturday November 2nd. We need volunteers from the Auxiliary, Legion, SAL and Riders for both days.
Friday-we need people to stand in front of local businesses distributing poppies and taking donations. If you are interested in doing that please contact me by Thursday October 31st at 293-1541 and I will make arrangements to meet and get you set up with poppies and a location You can do the buddy system – take a friend then go to lunch.
Saturday we need plenty of drivers to transport the JROTC students to the local businesses. We will have coffee and donuts in the morning, as well as provide you with lunch that day. If interested, you can contact me at 293-1541 or sign up on the Poppy volunteer sheet on the Auxiliary Room door – I will also post the driver info sheet if you would like to see what is involved. I look forward to hearing from you. The more drivers that we have the faster that we get the cadets out there, back in for lunch and back out again. If you don’t drive and want to help we have other things that need to be covered as well
Please note that money that is collected can ONLY be used for veterans or their families, this includes active military families as well. This money has been used to help pay an electric bill, rent, food, fuel and the list goes on and on. We also make a donation each year to the Armory for their annual Christmas party.
If sending a donation, please send by November 25th. I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to help with our program as well your kind donations. It all helps in making our program a success.
For God and Country
Mystery Bus Trip
Mystery Bus trip leaving Post 8 @ 9:00 am on Nov 16th. Tickets are $35.00. Beer and Bloody Mary’s available on the bus.
There will be games for your entertainment. Food will be available to purchase at one of the stops along the way. Bus will return to Post 8 Approximately 5:00 pm
Starting September 1st
On July 30th 2019 President Trump signed a bill removing eligibility date requirements for veterans to join the American Legion. All honorably discharged veterans can now join the American Legion
The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible
In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.
The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.
The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved In Opportunities for National Service Act) also opens the door for approximately 6 million veterans to access American Legion programs and benefits for which they previously had not been eligible.
“Recognizing the service of these wartime veterans is the right thing do and it is long overdue,” National Commander Brett Reistad said. “The families of those who were killed or wounded during these wartime acts should take pride in knowing that we recognize their sacrifice and service. Moreover, we are proud to welcome any of the six million living veterans from the previously unrecognized periods into our organization and call them ‘Legionnaires.’”
Now that the legislation has been signed, The American Legion’s eligibility criteria immediately changes from seven war eras to two: April 6, 1917, to Nov. 11, 1918, and Dec. 7, 1941 to a time later determined by the federal government. No other restrictions to American Legion membership are changed.
The law’s journey began on Feb. 14 when Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., introduced S. 504, along with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. A companion measure, H.R. 1641, was introduced in the House by Reps. Lou Correa, D-Calif., and Ben Cline, R-Va.
Reistad expressed gratitude to the bipartisan members of Congress for passing the legislation.
“We are grateful that President Trump fully acknowledges the importance of The American Legion by signing the LEGION Act in the White House today – just one week after it passed the House of Representatives,” Reistad said. “In an era of partisan gridlock, Republicans and Democrats in Congress overwhelmingly recognized the importance of allowing thousands of honorable but previously ineligible veterans the right to join the largest and most influential veterans organization in the country.”
Reistad pointed out that existing American Legion membership applications are in the process of being updated but can still be used. “In the meantime, I recommend that prospective Legionnaires and recruiters write ‘LEGION Act’ in the eligibility date section of American Legion membership applications if they fall outside the previous war eras,” Reistad said. “The larger pool of veterans now eligible for The American Legion will also open their family members to eligibility in the Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary as well.”
Post 8 Café
Open Monday thru Friday
11 AM to 3 PM
Monday & Wednesday Evening
5 PM to 8 PM
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American Legion Baseball Scholarship